ERIC Number: ED234693
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
A Look at Graduate Teaching at UND: Faculty Perspectives. Instructional Development Report.
Jacobson, Carol R.
Characteristics of graduate teaching were identified, based on interviews with 18 graduate faculty members at the University of North Dakota (UND). Respondents identified the following essential characteristics of graduate education: the faculty member's knowledge of the subject, objectives of graduate-level programs, the teacher's role, graduate course design, the relationship between teacher and student, the evaluation of graduate students, and the roles of theses and dissertations. In contrast to undergraduate students, graduate students are already grounded in the basics and are striving for excellence in a focused area. Graduate study becomes a highly specialized education, and the graduate school is a new environment. The graduate professor's goal is to help each student gain a mastery of a field, developing students who are independent researchers and practitioners in the field. In summary, the graduate degree is different, and therefore, the demands, expectations, and approaches are different, changing the teacher's role, objectives, course design, and relationship with students at the graduate level. (SW)
Descriptors: Course Organization, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Objectives, Graduate School Faculty, Graduate Students, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Knowledge Level, Masters Theses, Specialization, Student Evaluation, Student Role, Student Teacher Relationship, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Role
Office of Instructional Development, University of North Dakota, Box 8161, University Station, Grand Forks, ND 58202.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Dakota Univ., Grand Forks. Office of Instructional Development.
Identifiers: University of North Dakota