Department selected to participate in Carnegie initiative
focuses on doctoral education
Department has been selected to participate in the Carnegie
Initiative on the Doctorate, a multi-year research and action
project aimed at improving doctoral education in the United
establishes partner departments in the areas of English, history,
neuroscience, mathematics, chemistry and education. Partner
departments will analyze all aspects of their doctoral programs
and link specific activities to desired outcomes. Those departments
will clarify their goals for doctoral education and commit to
creating design experiments to meet those goals.
also establishes allied departments the UNM History Department
among them to help form a network in each discipline
to collect and disseminate information about the study. Allied
departments have already begun deliberations and will be developing
design experiments this fall.
President Lee S. Shulman said the doctoral degree is critical
to the continued improvement of all American education.
educators hope to change the character of undergraduate education,
the Ph.D. is critical; doctoral programs prepare and socialize
the next generation of undergraduate teachers. If we wish to
influence the course of elementary and secondary schools, the
Ph.D. is critical, for those who hold the doctorate also educate
those who teach our nations schoolchildren.