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ERIC Number: ED071554
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Nov-30
Pages: 7
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Status of the Doctor of Arts Degree.
Koenker, Robert H.
This document presents the results of a survey of 311 graduate deans that was designed to discover the number of institutions offering, planning to offer, or considering the possibility of offering the Doctor of Arts degree and the number of institutions offering doctoral programs similar to the Doctor of Arts degree. The number of institutions offering, planning to offer, or considering the possibility of offering the D.A. degree has decreased from 87 in 1971 to 60 in 1972. This is probably due to the following factors: the oversupply of doctoral graduates, the uncertainty of the times in graduate education, the restrictions on new doctoral programs imposed by many state boards for higher education, and the financial problems that currently face many institutions of higher education. It is felt by those who are favorable toward the D.A. degree that such a degree should become the standard degree for college teaching in the U.S. This is so because it is projected that by the late 1970's approximately half of all college students will be enrolled in 2-year colleges, and the research oriented Ph.D. degree is not designed to prepare teachers for such institutions. (HS)
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Authoring Institution: Ball State Univ., Muncie, IN. Graduate School.