ERIC Number: ED245604
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Mar
Reference Count: 0
A Profile of Higher Education Doctoral Programs. ASHE 1984 Annual Meeting Paper.
Crosson, Patricia H.; Nelson, Glenn M.
A descriptive profile of 72 U.S. doctoral programs for the study of higher education is presented. Attention is directed to program goals, academic offerings, organizational structure, faculty and student characteristics, and admissions and degree requirements. Directors of the 92 higher education programs listed in the ASHE-ERIC "Directory of Higher Education Programs and Faculty" (3rd edition) were asked to provide a brief program description and complete a questionnaire. Seventy-two programs provided useable responses to the survey and 65 provided program descriptions. The findings are compared to those of an earlier study by Dressel and Mayhew (1974). Information is provided on the following: areas of specialization, titles of core courses, the number of faculty members with formal full-time and part-time appointments, the academic rank distributions of full-time faculty, the use of part-time faculty by programs, the percentage of faculty that are tenured, the number of students in doctoral higher education programs, the proportions of full-time and part-time students, the numbers of students who are EdD or PhD candidates, student-faculty ratios, the number of assistantships and/or fellowships awarded each year, and admission and degree requirements. Appendices include a questionnaire, a list of participating institutions, and titles of academic programs. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: ASHE Annual Meeting
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (Chicago, IL, March 12-14, 1984). For a related document, see ED 240 952.