ERIC Number: ED041560
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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Graduate Education; Parameters for Public Policy. Report Prepared for the National Science Board.
Hartman, Lawton M.
The purpose of this report is to characterize American graduate education in the 1960s and to identify many of the issues that will determine the character, magnitude, and direction of graduate education, especially in the sciences and engineering, during the next decade. In Chapter 1, Dimensions of Graduate Education, some of the salient features of institutional demography are presented, including: the number of graduate institutions, their types, locations, and transformations; the distribution of graduate enrollment; the number and types of degrees awarded; and representative projections to 1980-81. Chapter 2, Correlates of Quality, reviews a number of factors that appear to be generally associated with quality either of institutions or departments, including: magnitude of graduate program, institutional funding, baccalaureate origins of doctorates, freshman admission selectivity, selection of institution by graduate fellowship recipients, doctoral awards per faculty member and per student, faculty compensation and structure, student-faculty ratio, and minimum size. In Chapter 3, Financial Perspectives, financial patterns and trends in universities are examined. Particular emphasis is placed on the research role in graduate education, essential characteristics of academic accounting practice, and the inherent cost of graduate education in relation to higher education as a whole. The Summary lists some of the principal conclusions. (AF)
Descriptors: Costs, Doctoral Programs, Educational Finance, Educational Quality, Engineering, Graduate Students, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Sciences
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Authoring Institution: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. National Science Board.