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This final report describes a project of the City University of New York's Faculty Advancement Program (FAP) to encourage dissertation completion by ABD (all but dissertation) faculty at seven institutions in four northeastern states. The institutions were visited and revisited by FAP mentors in the effort to establish dissertation completion programs modeled on FAPs own dramatically successful group project. Dissemination workshops were conducted which featured simulated, role-played, dissertation completion groups. One host campus is entering its third successful program year; another college initiated a program which lasted 18 months before it faltered; two other campuses began programs in June 1994; and three visited institutions failed to establish dissertation completion programs on their campuses. The project concluded that, overall, it would be more effective in the future to target faculty ABDs who are still at their degree-granting institutions and not yet burdened with teaching obligations. After a project overview, individual sections of the report describe the project's purpose, background and origins, principal activities, and results. Extensive appendices include guidelines for disseminating and mounting a dissertation completion group; a log of grant activities; workshop materials; selected FAP group syllabi; and relevant correspondence with host and potential host institutions. Sample brochures are attached. (DB)

Descriptors: College Faculty, Demonstration Programs, Doctoral Dissertations, Faculty Development, Higher Education, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Time to Degree

Autor: Sternberg, David

Fuente: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=8007&id=ED416771

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