Doctoral Education and the Faculty of the Future
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Doctoral Education and the Faculty of the Future by Ronald G. Ehrenberg
Book DescriptionAmerican colleges and universities simultaneously face large numbers of faculty retirements and expanding enrollments. Budget constraints have led colleges and universities to substitute part-time and full-time non-tenure-track faculty for tenure-track faculty, and the demand for faculty members will likely be high in the decade ahead. This heightened demand is coming at a time when the share of American college graduates who go on for PhD study is far below its historic high. The declining interest of American students in doctoral programs is due to many factors, including long completion times, low completion rates, the high cost of doctoral education, and the decline in the share of faculty positions that are tenured or on the tenure track. In short, doctoral education is in crisis because the impediments are many and the rewards are few; students often choose instead to enroll in professional programs that result in more marketable credentials. In Doctoral Education and the Faculty of the Future, scientists, social scientists, academic administrators, and policymakers describe their efforts to increase and improve the supply of future faculty. They cover topics ranging from increasing undergraduate interest in doctoral study to improving the doctoral experience and the participation of underrepresented groups in doctoral education.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780801445439
(235mm x 156mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Cornell University Press
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publish Date: 4-Dec-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Ronald G. Ehrenberg
Educating Scholars, Hardback (September 2009)
Focusing on the state of doctoral education in the humanities, this book reports on the Graduate Education Initiative's - the effort undertaken to improve doctoral programs in the humanities and related social sciences - success in reducing attrition and times to degree and the positive changes implemented by specific graduate programs.
What's Happening to Public Higher Education?, Paperback (January 2008)
In concluding chapters, contributors provide valuable assessments of the critical issues and their practical implications-from state policy initiatives to the privatization of public universities.
Governing Academia, Paperback (August 2005)» View all books by Ronald G. Ehrenberg
Public concern over sharp increases in undergraduate tuition has led many to question why colleges and universities cannot behave more like businesses and cut their costs to hold tuition down. Ronald G. Ehrenberg and his coauthors assert that...
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