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The Resource In pursuit of the PhD, William G. Bowen and Neil L. Rudenstine ; in collaboration with Julie Ann Sosa [and others]

In pursuit of the PhD, William G. Bowen and Neil L. Rudenstine ; in collaboration with Julie Ann Sosa [and others]

Label
In pursuit of the PhD
Title
In pursuit of the PhD
Statement of responsibility
William G. Bowen and Neil L. Rudenstine ; in collaboration with Julie Ann Sosa [and others]
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"What percentage of graduate students entering PhD programs in the arts and sciences at leading universities actually complete their studies? How do completion rates vary by field of study, scale of graduate program, and type of financial support provided to students? Has the increasing reliance on Teaching Assistantships affected completion rates and time-to-degree? How successful have national fellowship programs been in encouraging students to finish their studies in reasonably short periods of time? What have been the effects of curricular developments and shifts in the state of the job market? How has the overall "system" of graduate education been affected by the expansion of the 1960s and the subsequent contraction in enrollments and degrees conferred? Is there "excess capacity" in the system at the present time?" "This major study seeks to answer fundamental questions of this kind. It is based on an exhaustive analysis of an unparalleled data set consisting of the experiences in graduate school of more than 35,000 students who entered programs in English, history, political science, economics, mathematics, and physics at ten leading universities between 1962 and 1986. In addition, new information has been obtained on the graduate student careers of more than 13,000 winners of prestigious national fellowships such as the Woodrow Wilson and the Danforth. It is the combination of these original data sets with other sources of national data that permits fresh insights into the processes and outcomes of graduate education." "The authors conclude that opportunities to achieve significant improvements in the organization and functioning of graduate programs exist--especially in the humanities and related social sciences--and the final part of the book contains their policy recommendations. This will be the standard reference on graduate education for years to come, and it should be read and studied by everyone concerned with the future of graduate education in the United States."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bowen, William G
Dewey number
378.1/553/0973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
LB2371.4
LC item number
.B68 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Rudenstine, Neil L
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Universities and colleges
  • Doctor of philosophy degree
  • Educational surveys
  • Hoger onderwijs
  • Studierendement
  • Postacademisch onderwijs
  • Universités
  • Doctorat
  • Éducation
  • Doktorand
  • Promotionsstudium
  • Promotion
  • USA
Label
In pursuit of the PhD, William G. Bowen and Neil L. Rudenstine ; in collaboration with Julie Ann Sosa [and others]
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 428-436) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
24504695
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
xx, 442 pages
Isbn
9780691042947
Lccn
91032321
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)24504695
  • (WaOLN)1441579
Label
In pursuit of the PhD, William G. Bowen and Neil L. Rudenstine ; in collaboration with Julie Ann Sosa [and others]
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 428-436) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
24504695
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
xx, 442 pages
Isbn
9780691042947
Lccn
91032321
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)24504695
  • (WaOLN)1441579

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