ERIC Number: EJ1110660
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Faculty Perceptions of Their Graduate Education
Hermanowicz, Joseph C.
Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, v72 n3 p291-305 Sep 2016
Most studies of graduate school socialization utilize samples of either current students or recent graduates. This study investigates how professors, established in their academic careers, retrospectively view their graduate training by asking and examining what deficiencies they detect from this preparatory stage. The sample is composed of academics at different stages of their careers, who work in a spectrum of institutional types in the US system of higher education. Four analytic dimensions are used to examine variation in which professors identify deficiencies in their graduate training: time (as indicated by career stage), employing institution, Ph.D. institution, and publication productivity. The findings cast additional light on socialization by suggesting how academics, differentially situated in an academic career, view their graduate education years after it has concluded.
Descriptors: Socialization, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Doctoral Programs, Faculty Publishing, Productivity, Time, Institutional Characteristics, Educational Attitudes, Outcomes of Education
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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