ERIC Number: ED435346
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Higher Education Trends (1997-1999): Graduate and Professional Education. ERIC-HE Trends.
Kezar, Adrianna J.
The literature on graduate and professional education reflects many of the trends present in the literature on undergraduate education, including concerns about student learning; transforming the curriculum to be more inclusive; internationalization of the curriculum; incorporation of technology; growth in interdisciplinary education; and outcomes assessment. Additionally the literature on graduate and professional education also focuses on the overproduction of graduates; admissions criteria; experientially based pedagogy; faculty empowerment; equity; attrition and financial aid; and responsiveness to the profession and the public. While much literature is devoted to the growing demand for graduate education, some articles are concerned with overproduction of graduate students. Also being explored are admission criteria and the changing characteristics of students; problem-based and experiential learning, including literature on teams, cases, and simulations; and faculty empowerment and the importance of mentoring new faculty and finding ways to make adjunct faculty feel included. Equity is a common theme in the literature, with discussions ranging from increasing the number of students in graduate school to increasing funding to support minority students. Also addressed is attrition in graduate and professional schools, especially of underrepresented groups, and the rise of indebtedness among graduate students. (Contains 52 references.) (JM)
Descriptors: Adjunct Faculty, Admission Criteria, Affirmative Action, College Outcomes Assessment, Curriculum, Diversity (Institutional), Dropout Research, Educational Finance, Educational Research, Empowerment, Experiential Learning, Graduate School Faculty, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, International Education, Literature Reviews, Mentors, Minority Groups, Professional Autonomy, Professional Education, Student Characteristics, Student Financial Aid, Technology
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher Education, Washington, DC.; George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. Graduate School of Education and Human Development.