ERIC Number: ED279352
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Field-Based Doctoral Program for Community College Personnel: The First Five Years.
This evaluative report focuses on the University of Massachusetts at Amherst's field-based doctoral program, which was designed to educate potential and current community college personnel. First, introductory material describes the community college system in Massachusetts, explains the impetus for the creation of the doctoral program, discusses the contributions of various scholars, legislators, and educators in the development of the program, and lists National Advisory Board Members. After describing how entering classes are selected and formed, the next section lists the courses, speakers, and activities associated with each of the 3 years of the program. Next, results of a survey of 107 former and current program students are presented, highlighting students' characteristics; objectives; perceptions of the impact the program had on their educational and professional lives; and recommendations for changes. A listing of program graduates and their dissertation topics is followed by a summary of program outcomes. Information on current students and faculty and the survey instrument are included. (LAL)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Doctoral Dissertations, Doctoral Programs, Field Experience Programs, Followup Studies, Graduate Students, Graduate Surveys, Higher Education, Outcomes of Education, Participant Satisfaction, Postsecondary Education as a Field of Study, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Univ., Amherst. School of Education.
Note: Prepared in conjunction with the Massachussetts Community Colleges.