ERIC Number: ED145763
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Graduate Education in the 70's. ERIC/Higher Education Research Report No. 7.
Trivett, David A.
Graduate study is a complex enterprise. It is both a legacy of the past and a mixture of novel developments and potentialities for the present and future. One major focus of concern is the problem of PhD's who are either without jobs or underemployed. Declining priorities for research and declining undergraduate enrollment mean limited opportunities for young PhD's to teach, perform research, and enter onto a tenure track. However, graduate study is being invigorated by discussion and awareness of the new clientele it must accommodate: professionals and graduate study returnees, women, and minority groups. An awareness that society may no longer wish to pay for duplicate efforts in graduate sutdy has provoked questions about its quality. Similarly, the possibilities for nontraditional graduate study are being explored. The graduate student experience is an area that has only recently gained in interest, but research in this area is increasing. (MSE)
Descriptors: Doctoral Degrees, Educational Benefits, Educational Quality, Employment, Enrollment, Graduate Students, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Minority Groups, Needs Assessment, Nontraditional Students, Professional Personnel, Research Opportunities, Resource Allocation, Student Experience, Teaching, Tenure, Underemployment, Unemployment, Womens Education
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher Education.; American Association for Higher Education, Washington, DC.