ERIC Number: EJ443242
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1991
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Higher Education Doctoral Programs: A Demographic Portrait.
Nelson, Glenn M.
New Directions for Higher Education, n76 p69-76 Win 1991
A study of 65 doctoral programs in higher education indicates disturbing trends: (1) mergers into larger academic units; (2) significant decline in student diversity among rather stable populations; and (3) retirement of most tenured faculty within 10 years. Despite continuity and stability overall, these changes suggest a need for unified strategies to maintain vitality. (MSE)
Descriptors: College Administration, College Faculty, Demography, Doctoral Programs, Educational Change, Educational Trends, Higher Education, Institutional Characteristics, Institutional Survival, National Surveys, Postsecondary Education as a Field of Study, Program Design, Program Development, Teacher Retirement, Tenured Faculty, Trend Analysis
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
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