ERIC Number: ED061740
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr
Reference Count: 0
"I Think My Schizophrenia is Better Today," Said the Director of Graduate Studies Unanimously.
Miller, Gerald R.
Many graduate programs in communication are plagued by "schizophrenia": a wish for relevance to today's problems on the one hand and an allegiance to objective research on the other. Rather than scrapping traditional practices, graduate programs should continue to emphasize the training of research scholars. The research tradition has justified itself by the advances in communication theory and methodology over the past 20 years. Further, good researchers are the ones most likely to benefit both their students and discipline. One beneficial change would be the movement toward a limited number of centers of excellence-some training humanists, others scientists, rather than continuing with the many doctoral programs now existing. Some programs would do better to stress utilization of research and the development of teaching expertise, for use in community colleges and inner-city schools. Such a program would be more useful than training every graduate student to do research. (JK)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Dept. of Communication.
Identifiers: Communication Education
Note: Paper presented at the International Communication Association Annual Convention (Atlanta, Georgia, April 19-20, 1972)