Research in Higher Education

, Volume 28, Issue 2, pp 145–159 | Cite as

Quality of graduate department origin of faculty and its relationship to undergraduate course examination questions

  • John M. Braxton
  • Robert C. Nordvall


Quality of graduate department origin for faculty and its relationship to the asking of undergraudate course examination questions requiring analysis or synthesis of course content was this study's focus. Findings indicated a tendency for faculty holding advanced degrees from higher quality graduate departments to ask more synthesis questions than their counterparts trained at lower quality departments. Implication for faculty selection are drawn from this study's findings.


Education Research Faculty Selection Quality Department Advanced Degree Examination Question 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • John M. Braxton
    • 1
  • Robert C. Nordvall
    • 2
  1. 1.Higher/Postsecondary Education ProgramSyracuse UniversitySyracuse
  2. 2.Gettysburg CollegeGettysburg

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