ERIC Number: ED447761
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Doctoral Education and the MnSCU Mission: Access and Affordability. Response to the 1998 Legislative Directive.
Filipovitch, Tony; Schleuning, Neala
This report represents the response of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System (MnSCU) to a 1998 legislative directive to assess the feasibility of doctoral degree programs at MnSCU institutions. The report makes recommendations in four areas to be considered by the Board of Trustees: authority, parameters and guidelines, collaboration, and request for legislative change. After an executive summary, six sections present information on: graduate education at Minnesota state universities (access to doctoral programs and reasons for MnSCU to offer doctoral degrees); applied doctoral study in context (definition of applied doctorate and doctoral education in the United States and Minnesota); student interest (the value of student interest and MnSCU survey of the marketplace); labor market demand (educational administration and leadership, psychologists/counselors, higher education faculty in professional fields, and other fields); program quality and accountability; financing graduate education (why graduate education is more expensive, comparative costs, and finance simulation); and recommendations. Appended are the MnSCU graduate program inventory, doctorate in educational leadership, doctorate in clinical psychology/behavioral medicine, and MnSCU graduate council membership. (Contains 65 references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Accountability, Counseling, Doctoral Programs, Educational Administration, Educational Finance, Educational Quality, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Labor Market, Leadership, Psychology, Supply and Demand
MnSCU System, 30 East 7th Street, St. Paul, MN 55101.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System, St. Paul.