National Survey Concerning Implementing the Ed.D. Program for Southern Connecticut State University.Report as inadecuate

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Three main questions guided this study: (1) What are the possible implications, positive and negative, from implementing an Ed.D. program at Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU)?; (2) What were the conditions for teaching at other universities when an Ed.D. program was adopted?; and (3) What have been the long-term effects--positive, negative, and neutral--on universities' revenues subsequent to offering the Ed.D.? The study surveyed institutions where the Ed.D. was the first-ever-doctoral degree offered and where the degree has been implemented within the past 15 years. Like SCSU, the surveyed schools were not classified as Doctoral/Research I Universities, and their faculties commonly carried a 9 or more credit hour teaching load. Findings suggested that implementing the Ed.D. as the first-ever doctoral degree at an institution of higher education has mainly positive implications for the college of education and the university. The university may realize a greater appreciation for research at undergraduate and graduate levels, faculty may have the opportunity to teach doctoral courses and advise doctoral dissertations, students may realize higher career goals, and the campus may gain additional doctoral programs in areas other than education. However, in order to accommodate doctoral-level teaching and research, substantive issues and problems must be resolved pertaining to program development, faculty appointments and new positions, funding, and transforming the campus culture. (Appendices contain survey and interview questions.) (EV)

Descriptors: Administrator Education, Comparative Analysis, Doctoral Degrees, Doctoral Programs, Educational Administration, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Program Design, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation

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Author: Bruckerhoff, Charles; Bruckerhoff, Theresa; Sheehan, Rob


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