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ERIC Number: EJ1139139
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1936-3478
Invisible Roles of Doctoral Program Specialists
Bachman, Eva Burns; Grady, Marilyn L.
Journal of Academic Administration in Higher Education, v12 n1 p15-21 Spr 2016
The purpose of this study was to investigate the roles of doctoral program specialists in Big Ten universities. Face-to-face interviews with 20 doctoral program specialists employed in institutions in the Big Ten were conducted. Participants were asked to describe their roles within their work place. The doctoral program specialists reported their work interactions with other administrative offices, faculty and students. Their roles as problem-solvers, bridge-builders and being anonymous were dominant descriptors of their work. Based on the findings of the study, recommendations are offered for administrators, departments, faculty and students. Future research directions are suggested as well.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Nebraska; Minnesota; Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Michigan; Ohio; Pennsylvania; Wisconsin
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