ERIC Number: ED422783
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Doctoral Residence at Universities in the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Report No. 96-22.
MacFarland, Thomas W.
This report, in response to a Nova Southeastern University (Florida) plan to develop policies regarding residence requirements for doctoral programs, examined existing requirements at 17 universities in the 11 states accountable to the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The report recommends that Nova publish its residency requirements for each academic program and demonstrate that a substantial period of residency is available to provide students access to the university's support facilities. A literature review and examination of graduate catalogs found no consensus with regard to the number of residency credits, length of time of on-campus presence, or the type of classes which satisfy the residence requirement on how doctoral residencies are conducted, nor did catalogs ever discuss the behaviors and experiences expected during residence even when specifically addressing residency requirements. An appendix gives the residence definitions provided by each university. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nova Southeastern Univ., Fort Lauderdale, FL.