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ERIC Number: ED239544
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Nov-17
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
State Level Review of Doctoral Programs in Texas.
Whittington, Nil
Review of doctoral degree programs in Texas public colleges and universities is discussed. Attention is directed to review procedures and strengths and weaknesses in the state's doctoral programs in educational psychology, counseling and guidance, and student personnel services. Doctoral programs were reviewed because of their high cost and a perceived oversupply and underemployment of doctoral graduates. Consultants responsible for the review examined institutional self-studies and made site visits before judging the quality of faculty, students, facilities, equipment, library, program administration and management, and central administrative support. The committee report on programs in educational psychology, counseling and guidance, and student personnel services noted that candidates for practitioner degrees heavily outnumbered those for the scientist degree. Facilities, space, and equipment for all programs were considered adequate to superior. Weaknesses included the large number of required courses statewide, the limited amount of research and publication in a number of programs, and narrow faculty specialization. Conclusions based on reviews of 19 programs are provided. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Texas
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Junior College Student Personnel Association of Texas (Austin, TX, November 17, 1983).