Teaching Load and Doctoral Supervision: Recognition/Release Time Provisions Among ALA Accredited Programs Offering a Ph.D

Koenig, Michael E. D.; Hildreth, Charles R.
August 2004
Journal of Education for Library & Information Science;Summer2004, Vol. 45 Issue 3, p242
Academic Journal
A study was undertaken of the teaching load for full-time faculty at the 30 institutions with American Library Association (ALA)-accredited programs that offer the Ph.D. degree. The principal conclusion was that a 2+2 teaching load is the overwhelming standard among the 30 institutions with ALA-accredited master's in science (MS) in library and information science (US) programs that also either host a Ph.D. program or participate in an interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary Ph.D. program. The unusual preponderance of Ph.D. programs among institutions with ALA-accredited programs, and the high overlap between "information" (I) Schools and doctoral programs is briefly discussed.


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