ERIC Number: ED101612
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Perspectives and Plans for Graduate Studies. 14. Physics and Astronomy 1974.
Ontario Council on Graduate Studies, Toronto. Advisory Committee on Academic Planning.
On the instruction of the Council of Ontario Universities, the Advisory Committee on Academic Planning has conducted a planning assessment for graduate studies in physics and astronomy. Contents of the report encompass future enrollment projections in physics graduate studies, the distribution of physics graduate students among the universities, and graduate work in astronomy in Ontario. Recommendations of the committee suggest: (1) That the universities plan on a level of enrollment suggested by the consultants; (2) That the Discipline Group report annually on the location of the undergraduate training of the new graduate students in each department; (3) That urgent attention be given to the question of research funding for professors whose departments do not offer graduate programs in their fields; (4) That the Physics and Astronomy Discipline Groups, in their normal role, annually review admission standards by examining records of newly enrolled graduates, and periodically review the plan for physics and astronomy as to enrollment levels and adequacy of coverage of the specialities, including neglected fields; and (5) That the universities formulate policies governing applied research. (MJM)
Descriptors: Astronomy, Curriculum Development, Educational Finance, Educational Planning, Enrollment Projections, Enrollment Trends, Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Physics, Research Needs, Student Mobility
Council of Ontario Universities, 130 St. George Street, Suite 8039, Toronto, Ontario M5S 2T4 ($5.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ontario Council on Graduate Studies, Toronto. Advisory Committee on Academic Planning.
Identifiers - Location: Canada