ERIC Number: ED104200
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
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Perspectives and Plans for Graduate Studies. 15. History 1974.
Ontario Council on Graduate Studies, Toronto. Advisory Committee on Academic Planning.
This document examines graduate studies in the history departments of the universities of Ontario. Emphasis is placed on the present state of affairs in relation to: faculty, graduate students, master's programs, Ph.D. programs, cooperation, and libraries and archives, immediate developments, and the future. A summary of the recommendations indicate that the consultants: (1) approve all existing MA and Ph.D. programs; (2) recommend the funding of the MA program at Laurentian, and of the Ph.D. programs at Carleton and Waterloo; (3) propose a major reorganization of work for the Ph.D.; (4) favor the MA by dissertation; (5) recommend the virtual cessation of part-time study for the Ph.D. and a close control over part-time MAs; (6) recommend that a much larger part of the faculty be involved in graduate teaching; (7) recommend no limitation on admissions and would like to see a model expansion of student numbers; (8) recommend that more aspects and areas of history be studied at the Ph.D. level, especially those not covered at Toronto; (9) would like to see more intensive work in local history; (10) recommend setting up more advanced research seminars; (11) look for greater cooperation between history departments and historians in other departments; (12) recommend joint programs run by several universities; and (13) advise history Ph.D. to seek more employment outside universities. Other recommendations and supplementary material are presented. (MJM)
Descriptors: Admission (School), Educational Planning, Enrollment Trends, Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Graduate Study, Higher Education, History, History Instruction, Program Evaluation, Universities
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: Ontario Council on Graduate Studies, Toronto. Advisory Committee on Academic Planning.
Identifiers - Location: Canada