ERIC Number: ED201836
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Sep
Reference Count: 0
The Role of Non-Academic Employment in the Education of Graduate Students and Faculty. Strengthening Academic and Professional Culture.
Booth, David B.
Designed to apply basic principles of career education to graduate education, this monograph focuses on (1) reshaping graduate education to make Ph.D.s more employable, (2) placement of Ph.D.s, and (3) necessary complementary changes in faculty and administrative culture. Chapter 1 briefly discusses efforts to redefine the mission of the academic professions so they prepare students for non-academic careers and obtain information on education and work. It closes with a plan to create a Confederation of Academic Professions to provide technical assistance. Chapter 2 describes networking by which Ph.D.s in nonacademic employment and employers combine with universities to collaborate in preparation of Ph.D.s for nonacademic employment. Efforts by academic professions and institutions to locate and place able Ph.D.s are detailed. Chapter 3 addresses developing a career development program for faculty. A pilot effort to offer all faculty career education options is reviewed that includes internships in other university units or in nonacademic employment. Chapter 4 proposes a coalition of employers and universities to recruit talent and to work with students to integrate education and work. The proposal suggests building on the competency-based education movement to encourage students to engage in voluntary assessments preceding graduate education to provide direction for career planning. (YLB)
Descriptors: Career Development, Career Education, Career Planning, Doctoral Degrees, Doctoral Programs, Education Work Relationship, Employment Opportunities, Employment Potential, Faculty Development, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Job Placement, Job Skills, Networks, School Business Relationship
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Career Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Nonacademic Careers