ERIC Number: ED252375
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Plant Biology Personnel and Training at Doctorate-Granting Institutions. Higher Education Panel Report Number 62.
Andersen, Charles J.
Planning major research programs requires accurate information about funding and personnel. Since reliable baseline data for plant biology have not been available, a study was conducted to provide such data by measuring the total plant biology effort at major doctorate-granting institutions with graduate programs in botany during fall 1982. Findings (which are national estimates based on responses from 143 of 165 major institutions) are presented in these categories: (1) research support; (2) faculty; (3) faculty vacancies; (4) postdoctorates; (5) graduate students (including women, minorities, and foreign students); (6) areas of concentration; (7) personnel supply and demand; (8) organization; (9) contrasts between land-grand and private institutions; (10) comparison of data at the 20 largest institutions; and (11) plant biology's representation in the life sciences. Among the findings are those indicating that molecular biology was the discipline most frequently cited as having a shortage of personnel, that ecology was the area of concentration that ranked highest for graduate study and faculty research, and that over 900 doctorates were awarded in academic year 1982-83. (Highlights of major findings, summary of methodology used, detailed statistical tables, copy of the survey instruments, and technical notes are included.) (JN)
Descriptors: Botany, College Faculty, College Science, Financial Support, Graduate Students, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Intellectual Disciplines, Labor Needs, Labor Supply, Land Grant Universities, Postdoctoral Education, Private Colleges, Research, Science Education, Teacher Shortage
Higher Education Panel, American Council on Education, One Dupont Circle, Washington, DC 20036.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC. Higher Education Panel.