Continued Support For Joint Doctoral Degrees
AS-2719-05/AA - September 16, 2005
RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate of the California
State University (CSU) urge the CSU, University of California
(UC) and private colleges and universities to continue their support
for successful and viable joint doctoral degree programs.
RATIONALE: SB 724, as introduced by Senator
Scott, authorizes the CSU to independently offer Doctor of Education
(Ed.D) degree programs that prepare administrative leaders for
California public elementary and secondary schools and community
colleges. Earlier joint doctoral degree programs are partnerships
between the CSU and UC or private colleges and universities,
which build on the strengths of the participating campuses to
generate specialized high-quality programs in a variety of disciplines.
Such programs meet student needs without unduly causing
The first joint doctoral degree was established in 1965,
a doctoral program in chemistry between San Diego State University
and the University of California San Diego. As of July 2005,
a total of 26 joint doctoral degree programs are in operation,
and another is in the planning phase.
APPROVED - November 3, 2005