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ERIC Number: ED139743
Record Type: Non-Journal
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The External Cooperative Doctoral Studies Program: A Model for Reducing the Shortage of Black Higher Education & Faculty & Administrators with Earned Doctorates.
Earthman, Glen I.; Pinkney, Hercules, Jr.
To answer the need for more black teachers and administrators in institutions of higher education, Federal City College (FCC) and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (VPI & SU) planned and implemented a cooperative program to provide advanced graduate training to faculty and staff at FCC leading to the Doctor of Education degree. The program enabled faculty and staff unable to take a leave of absence to maintain their present position while participating in the program. Although each participant's plan of studies was individualized, certain elements of the program were shared: (1) a professional core of seminars and laboratory studies in higher education; (2) a series of institutes, tutorials, conferences, externships, and discussions with outside experts, agency heads, and other personnel; and (3) formal training in doctoral-level research and evaluation activities, including the design and outline of a dissertation. As a basis for designing the individual plans of study and research, each participant was required to pass a qualifying examination early in the program. Upon successful completion of the individual plan of study, exclusive of the dissertation, some students elected to receive a certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies and terminated their participation at that point. The program was termed a success by both the participants from FCC and the VPI & SU staff. (MM)
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