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ERIC Number: ED318313
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Nov
Pages: 31
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Graduate Education and Faculty/Staff of the Small Religious College: How Well Does Nova University's Programs for Higher Education Meet the Need?
Carlson, Daniel
This study evaluated the appropriateness of the Program in Higher Education offered at Nova University (Florida) for persons employed in full-time staff positions in religious colleges and universities. Current students (N=28) and six graduates were surveyed and a 60% return rate was obtained. Analysis of survey results indicated: (1) very high levels of satisfaction among both students and graduates; (2) both groups reaffirmed the key elements of Nova's program including the field-based design, the lack of a residency requirement, and the emphasis upon practical application of learning; and (3) both groups were willing to recommend the program to colleagues and friends. This report describes the employment context of the religious college, the characteristic difficulties faced by staff members of such institutions in seeking graduate education, and some of the benefits offered through field-based study. Faculty of higher education institutions with religious affiliations are encouraged to investigate graduate studies at Nova and other such institutions which offer field-based and otherwise unconventional programs designed to meet a wide range of student needs. (DB)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Reports - Research; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A