ERIC Number: ED247872
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Graduate Deans and Graduate Education: A National Study.
Lynch, David M.; Bowker, Lee H.
The responsibility for graduate education and the power and authority structure among graduate deans, college or school deans, departments, and faculty were studied using a sample of 338 schools. Attention was directed to the following concerns: institutional characteristics that are related to the organization and administration of graduate education; the professional backgrounds, attitudes, and activities of graduate deans; factors that influence graduate faculty and graduate teaching; and the impact of affiliation with the Council of Graduate Schools. Specific areas of study included: graduate program evaluation, graduate school control of academic processes, the availability of institutional funds in 14 areas necessary to quality education; support for grants acquisition; the personal backgrounds of graduate deans; job structure and responsibilities of deans; the evaluation of graduate deans; faculty advisory committees; satisfactions and frustrations of the graduate deanship; the structural position of teaching in American graduate education (teaching loads, tenure, resource allocation, merit salary); and correlates of unionization. Together with narrative analyses, 47 statistical tables are provided. (SW)
Descriptors: Administrator Characteristics, Administrator Qualifications, Administrator Responsibility, College Faculty, College Instruction, Deans, Departments, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Institutional Characteristics, National Surveys, Power Structure, Resource Allocation, School Organization, Teaching Conditions, Unions
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ. of Pennsylvania. Inst. for Advanced Research.