ERIC Number: ED081393
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Nov
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Inquiries into a New Degree: The Candidate in Philosophy.
Pugliaresi, Lucian S.
The pros and cons of formally recognizing the achievement of candidacy status by awarding a Candidate in Philosophy degree are discussed. The purpose of the study is to explore both the institutional economic impact of the new degree and to determine whether the University of California at Berkeley created a net benefit by what appeared to be a costless operation, i.e., certifying candidacy status. The author concludes that although marginal costs of the degrees were zero in terms of expenditures, there were costs to the public and students that outweigh benefits the degree might bring. The author also concludes that the degree does not seem to fulfill requirements for employment in the community college faculty market. A 21-item bibliography is included. (Author)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Costs, Degree Requirements, Degrees (Academic), Doctoral Degrees, Educational Economics, Graduate Students, Higher Education
Ford Foundation, 2288 Fulton Street, Berkeley, California 94720
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Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. Ford Foundation Program for Research in Univ. Administration.