ERIC Number: ED291317
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Graduate Recruiting: New Wine in Old Bottles.
Bryant, Paul T.
Perspectives concerning the recruitment of graduate students are offered, with attention to the size and resources of the department and the school, faculty involvement in recruitment efforts, pools of eligible prospects, and obligations to students. Factors affecting upper and lower limits to graduate enrollment are identified, including the number of faculty available for graduate advising. Graduate student recruiting should be coordinated through the graduate school office for a number of reasons, including the effectiveness of combining or coordinating recruitment efforts in closely related fields. General recruiting efforts must be supplemented by work at the departmental or program level. Faculty members can refer students to graduate departments at other schools and can tap potential graduate students from the pool of public school teachers, practicing professionals, and companies. Alumni are another recruitment resource; successful alumni from the program is a persuasive advocate. Applicant pools include undergraduates at the institution and from other institutions and professional groups outside the college. When a focus of recruitment is women, minorities, or foreign students, adequate services should be available to retain them. (SW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Council of Graduate Schools (Washington, DC, December 1-4, 1987).