ERIC Number: ED355853
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Sep-30
Reference Count: N/A
Research and Graduate Education at Rutgers: A Distinguished Past, a Challenging Future.
Lawrence, Francis L.
This report provides Rutgers University's policy regarding its commitment to research and graduate education. Briefly examined are some external developments requiring imaginative and aggressive responses on the part of the university so that the school can maintain its position among the top echelon of research universities in the United States. Finally offered are some ideas for initiatives that will enable the school to continue to develop and maintain excellence in graduate education and research. Among the challenges identified and their inherent goals are: (1) using a state bond issue to restore funding for libraries, facilities, and equipment; (2) exploring the possibility of fundraising with the Foundation in order to increase graduate student financial support; (3) using undergraduate students to balance research and graduate education with undergraduate education; (4) devising structured programs of several years' duration to improve the professional training of the graduate students as teachers; and (5) continuing accountability procedures (financial audits, external program reviews, athletic oversight activities, etc.) to remedy declining public trust in higher education. (GLR)
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Rutgers, The State Univ., New Brunswick, NJ.