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ERIC Number: ED498936
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov-10
Pages: 21
Abstractor: Author
Dissertations Related to Fundraising and Their Implications for Higher Education Research
Caboni, Timothy C.; Proper, Eve
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (Louisville, KY, Nov 10, 2007)
Understanding educational advancement is important both for institutions, which increasing rely on its revenues, as well as professionals. This paper examines the knowledge base present in 241 doctoral dissertations on advancement, 1991-2006. Most dissertations are produced in education departments, using fundraising/philanthropy as a framework. Two-thirds are practically oriented. Only 10% are ever published, and only 4% of dissertators have gone on to full-time faculty positions. This suggests that most dissertations are not building on a theoretical knowledge base and that most knowledge produced is not being made available to others. This may reflect the large percentage of doctoral students in education who intend to work in administration instead of research. (Contains 6 figures.)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A