ERIC Number: ED104178
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
Scholarship for Society. Panel on Alternate Approaches to Graduate Education.
Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.
This document questions the emphasis on research as the single criterion for evaluating all graduate schools and their faculties, and urges that all doctoral students spend time working outside university walls in areas related to their majors. Recommendations suggest: (1) Graduate school faculty be encouraged to take a wider view of their professional roles, and that decisions for tenure, promotion, and salary increments no longer be based on the single criterion of research and publication. (2) More experts who may not possess the usual academic credentials be added to graduate school faculties. (3) More intensified efforts be made to recruit able minority-group representatives and women to the faculties. (4) Often rigid institutional requirements, such as residency and fellowship policies, should become more flexible to meet the needs of new groups of students, for example, part-time women students. (5) Every graduate student should be required to undertake discipline-related work outside the university. (6) Certain institutional policies be altered to allow faculty members more time to play a larger role in the solution of major societal problems. (MJM)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Faculty, Faculty Promotion, Graduate School Faculty, Graduate Students, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Institutional Role, Minority Groups, Student Needs, Teacher Salaries, Tenure
Panel Report, GRE Board, Educational Testing Service, Princeton, New Jersey 08540 ($2.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Council of Graduate Schools in the U.S., Washington, DC.; Graduate Record Examinations Board, Princeton, NJ.
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.