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ERIC Number: ED138206
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
The Role of the Dissertation in Doctoral Education at the University of Michigan. Report of the Dissertation Review Committee, Horace Rackham School of Graduate Studies.
Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor.
In 1974, the Dissertation Review Committee surveyed faculty, doctoral condidates, and alumni of the University of Michigan as part of a review of dissertation requirements. The committee had four objectives: (1) to examine the dissertation as a learning experience, giving attention to the time required and the interaction of the student with the faculty in the selection, execution, and evaluation of the research project; (2) to review the relationship between the dissertation phase and course work; (3) to consider the effectiveness of the dissertation phase as a component of training for nonacademic careers, giving attention to alternative experiences that might be offered in some programs; and (4) to recommend changes in the procedures by which the graduate school administers the dissertation requirement so that the system can be responsive to educational needs while maintaining scholarly excellence. Survey results are presented in narrated tabular form, and recommendations are described. (Author/MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor.