ERIC Number: EJ1023247
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
One University's Approach to Defining and Supporting Professional Doctorates
Salter, Daniel W.
Studies in Higher Education, v38 n8 p1175-1184 2013
The changing market for doctorally prepared workers led one institution to examine its overall approach to defining and supporting professional doctorates. After a review of existing scholarship and internal practices, a white paper was created to capture the various ways that these degrees can be distinguished from the academic doctorate (PhD) at this university. This article summarizes its key conclusions in areas such as relationship to the masters, program goals and foci, research training, the doctoral capstone, and faculty selection. Ways that these recommendations have begun to effect policies and practices at this particular institution are also highlighted, especially program development and evaluation.
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Doctoral Degrees, Professional Education, Graduate Students, Theory Practice Relationship, Credentials, Program Evaluation, Program Development, Teacher Selection, Student Research, Research Skills, School Policy, Masters Degrees, College Faculty
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Minnesota
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