ERIC Number: ED129809
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Oct-7
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The Necessity for Institutional Proaction.
Fitzgerald, Laurine E.
This paper addresses four aspects of institutional response to contemporary graduate education, within the context of changed demands for post-baccalaureate formal education and training. The role and function of the Graduate Dean or Director, together with any unique responsibilities of graduate faculty and the Graduate Council and Committee must be addressed within the institution. Special awareness of a coordinated and all-institutional graduate program of educational opportunities must be included within the institutional planning process. In addition, universities should anticipate a resurgence of interest in the first, or master's, graduate degree, especially in professional and non-traditional academic areas. The anticipated development of these programs will undoubtedly spur the investigation and consideration of innovative delivery systems such as mediated and modular off-campus courses, perhaps provided by consortial clusters of institutions. Fitting graduate education to society's priorities will require that the institution focus, perhaps for the first time in many years, upon the administration, planning for, and delivery of this important dimension of its educational program. (MB)
Descriptors: Administrator Responsibility, Consortia, Cooperative Planning, Curriculum Development, Educational Administration, Educational Needs, Educational Planning, Educational Trends, Graduate Study, Institutional Cooperation, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Masters Degrees, Program Development
American Council on Education, One Dupont Circle, Washington D.C. 20036 (No price quoted)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the American Council on Education Annual Meeting (59th, New Orleans, Louisiana, October 7, 1976)