ERIC Number: ED485494
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jul
Doctoral Education in Texas. Part 1: Past Trends and Critical Issues and Doctoral Education in Texas and Part 2: Recommendations for the State.
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
The purpose of this document, the first of a two-part report, is to examine doctoral education delivered at public universities and health-related institutions in Texas. The second part of the report, due in October, 2004, will provide recommendations for enhancing its effectiveness in closing the gaps in participation, success, excellence, and research. The study concerns itself strictly with "research doctorates," including the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree and "applied doctorates" such as the Doctor of Education (EdD) degree. The report does not include "professional" degree programs such as Doctor of Medicine and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees. This document, the second of a two part report, raises several "key questions" about doctoral education in Texas and provides 16 recommendations addressing these questions. The recommendations, listed below, are grouped by six doctoral education issues: quality, statewide planning, access and opportunity, diversity, attrition and time-to-degree, and research funding. Appendixes in Part 2 include: (1) National Awards for Promoting Inclusive Graduate Communities; (2) National Programs and Initiatives to Support Black and Hispanic Graduate Students; (3) Efforts by Texas Institutions to Increase Diversity in Doctoral Education; (4) Texas' Two Historically Black Public Institutions; (5) 2000 CIP Code Taxonomy; (6) Data Analysis Methodology for Doctoral Degree Completion Rates and Time to Doctoral Degrees in Texas; (7) Completion Rates of Doctoral Degrees in Education by Texas University (Fall 1990, Fall 1991, and Fall 1992 Student Cohorts); (8) Completion Rates of Doctoral Degrees in Engineering; (9) Semesters of Doctoral Enrollment for Recipients of Doctoral Degrees in Education; (10) Semesters of Doctoral Enrollment for Recipients of Doctoral Degrees in Engineering; and (11) Efforts to Increase Doctoral Student Persistence at the University of California at Berkeley: Best Practices Implemented as a Result of California's 1991 Study of Doctoral Education.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: Texas State Higher Education Coordinating Board, Austin.