ERIC Number: ED167054
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Graduate Education: Thoughts on a Regional Approach.
Breneman, David W.
The present status and future projections for graduate education at the doctoral level are examined and recommendations for regionalization are presented in this speech. Among the topics discussed are the Ph.D. labor supply and demand, federal graduate programs, state response, and cost studies. Although the number of Ph.D.'s awarded annually has stabilized over the last five years, colleges and universities have been reluctant to prepare themselves for this and for projected declines in student enrollments. It is suggested that many programs may soon become victims of retrenchment if counter measures are not instituted. Decreases in federally funded graduate programs are also contributing to financial difficulties. A regional approach (incorporating several states) to consolidate graduate education is recommended to make the programs more realistic in light of labor demands and more cost effective. The development of a national evaluation method for graduate programs, regional manpower studies, marketing research and an examination of Master's and external degree programs with a regional focus is urged. (BH)
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Doctoral Degrees, Educational Change, Educational Demand, Educational Supply, Federal Aid, Financial Problems, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Labor Market, Marketing, Masters Degrees, Regional Cooperation, Regional Planning, Research Utilization, Retrenchment
Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, P.O. Drawer P, Boulder, CO 80302
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, Boulder, CO.
Note: Speech presented to the Advisory Council of the Project on Expanding Regional Cooperation in Graduate and Professional Education (February 28, 1978)