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ERIC Number: ED119798
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Nov-14
Pages: 17
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New Degrees for Old Faculty?
Cohen, Arthur M.
Based on a literature review and a recently-conducted nationwide survey of the community college humanities faculty, this paper reviews the demand for doctoral degrees and recommends ways of structuring doctoral programs for community college instructors. Since the demand for new community college faculty is dropping off, and since many persons already holding two-year college teaching positions desire further preparation, universities should design their doctoral programs for the latter group. Greater success will be enjoyed if the program allows its students to retain their positions by studying in their home area and at their own pace. It is also important that doctoral programs for community college instructors attempt to straddle disciplines wherever possible. It is further recommended that such programs: (1) offer classes, workshops, modules, and lectures on the community college campus itself, (2) involve community college faculty members as clinical professors, (3) appoint a program head to take responsibility for all aspects of the program, (4) provide a component to assist two-year college division and department chairpersons to be supervisors and coordinators of curriculum and instruction, and (5) provide courses for those faculty interested in professional upgrading but not in the degree. (DC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Adapted from a speech to the New York State Education Department, Doctor of Arts Conference, (New York University, November 14, 1975)