ERIC Number: ED047622
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Dec-2
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The Outlook from the University (The Social Sciences and the Humanities).
Adams, Richard P.
The financial crisis in the graduate education of students in the liberal arts is not as severe as it is in the sciences, since the liberal arts never received large grants to begin with. Yet the job market is pinching that area too, becuase its only job market, higher education, is experiencing severe financial strains. It has become necessary to make the Ph.D. more flexible than it has been, to prepare more than research-oriented specialists. Doctoral candidates must be interested and prepared for teaching careers not only in universities, but also in 4-year undergraduate colleges and 2-year institutions. The crisis in not an oversupply of Ph.D.'s, but a lack of funds. If there are to be cutbacks, they should be in programs that are of dubious academic quality, as measured by"standard" criteria, and in programs mounted by highpowered institutions that have greatly expanded their number of Ph.D.'s. (AF)
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Authoring Institution: Council of Graduate Schools in the U.S., Washington, DC.
Note: Address presented at the 10th Annual Meeting of the Council of Graduate Schools in the United States, Miami Beach, Florida, December 2, 1970