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ERIC Number: ED539277
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 12
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Completing PhDs: The Perils and Enduring Promise of Deep Study
Butler, Jon
National Academy for Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (NJ1), Keynote speech delivered at the Annual Conference of the National Academy for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (3rd, Dublin, Ireland, Nov 11-12, 2009)
What is a PhD? People answer this question too often by succumbing to the bureaucratic lure. They describe formal processes, "outcomes", time to degree, funding, training in teaching--indeed, almost everything except central intellectual attraction and personal focus of the PhD enterprise: deep study. Certainly in United States PhD programs, the peril of time to degree, PhD funding, and lax faculty attention to students confronts the promise of deep study all too fully. In this keynote speech, the author discusses three very simple numerical measures that graphically portray the dimensions of the problem: (1) time to degree; (2) attrition; and (3) admissions. [For the full proceedings, "Research-Teaching Linkages: Practice and Policy. Proceedings of the Third Annual Conference of the National Academy for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (3rd, Dublin, Ireland, November 11-12, 2009)," see ED539248.]
National Academy for Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning. University College Cork, Distillery House North Mall, Cork, Ireland. Tel: +353-21-490-4690; e-mail: nairtl@ucc.ie; Web site: http://www.nairtl.ie
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Academy for Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (NAIRTL) (Ireland)