ERIC Number: ED327082
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Organization and Administration of Graduate Education: A Policy Statement.
Council of Graduate Schools, Washington, DC.
This document presents a comprehensive view of how graduate education is organized and administered in the United States and Canada. The policy statement acknowledges the differences in structure and organization of various programs but focuses attention on what needs to be done to foster good graduate education regardless of setting. It describes the graduate school as interacting and counseling widely across the institution. It calls for a clear and consistent advocacy by the graduate dean for the principles and ideals of graduate education. The role of the graduate school in the university is includes articulating a vision of excellence, providing quality control, providing a cross-university perspective, stressing the training of future college and university teachers, contributing to and enhancing undergraduate education, and supporting issues and constituencies critical to the success of graduate programs. Structural elements of graduate education are identified, including the governing board and administration, committed faculty, high quality students, a separate degree-granting graduate unit, and a graduate council. The relationship of the graduate school to research administration is considered, and a compendium of graduate school activities is described. Appendices include sample organizational charts and a scope of responsibility chart for graduate schools. (DB)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Advocacy, College Administration, College Role, Educational Improvement, Educational Policy, Educational Quality, Graduate School Faculty, Graduate Students, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Institutional Advancement
Council of Graduate Schools, One Dupont Circle, N.W., Suite 430, Washington, DC 20036-1173.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Council of Graduate Schools, Washington, DC.