Best No/Low Residence Ph.D. for Teaching?

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by rg3001, Aug 6, 2003.

  1. rg3001

    rg3001 New Member

    I've more or less narrowed my search for a distance Ph.D. to Union, Saybrook, or Argosy, but I want to make sure I can teach at a reputable college/university afterward. Does anyone have any advice?


    Bob G.
  2. Gus Sainz

    Gus Sainz New Member


    1. When up North, don’t eat the yellow snow.
    2. When South of the border, don’t order bottled water and a glass of ice, as it defeats the purpose.

    :D :D :D
  3. tcnixon

    tcnixon Active Member

    If you are planning on using a doctorate from one of those schools in order to become a professor, you should also have:

    1. Written articles for juried publications. A book would be nice (in addition to the articles).

    2. Significant and unique work experience.

    Given where those schools tend to fall in the rankings (and anyone who uses USNWR as the sole arbiter of the quality of education is beyond intellectually challenged, but some do), you will need to bring something else to the table.

    You should know that the academic job market in most fields is tough for folks with traditional doctorates. They also will need to bring something else to the table.

    Tom Nixon
  4. Guest

    Guest Guest

    It depends on how the ice was made. If the ice is from bottled water then it should be fine. I have spent quite some time in Merida, Yuactan drinking the water and never had any problems so perhaps I am not the best to opine on this topic.

    On the other topic look in the catalogs of what you consider reputable colleges and see if any of their professors have degrees from Argosy or Saybrook.

    There is a fee based service that has many catalogs online. many libraries have access to this or similar databases, I know my university does. You may be able to access this without charge at a library.

    A cursory examination of one shcool picked randomly, San Jose State University shows the occupational therapy department to have 2 Saybrook PhDs.

    Yellow snow really should be avoided at all costs.
  5. bruinsgrad

    bruinsgrad New Member


    I have no idea if one branch affects another, but the Los Angeles campus of Argosy is on shaky ground. Rumor has it they may not last through the economic downturn.
  6. Gus Sainz

    Gus Sainz New Member

    C’mon! Get real; you’re from Clearwater. What’s the difference? :D
  7. uncle janko

    uncle janko member

    (Degreeinfo Hansard)

    Some Hon. Members: Oh. Oh.
  8. From Dist Ed:

    "The Stigma of Nontraditional Credentials

    Graduates of nontraditional programs need to have realistic expections about their chances of landing a job in academe, Mr. Borchers says. "If they think they're going to get a job at Harvard or the University of Michigan, they're kidding themselves."

    One position candidate with a doctorate from Union Institute was once told that he would get further with a CV that didn't have "Union Institute" on it.

    Graduates of distance-learning programs must contend with academics who frown on their degrees:

  9. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    Re: Re: Best No/Low Residence Ph.D. for Teaching?

    Thankfully, there are also thousands of examples to the contrary.
  10. rg3001

    rg3001 New Member

    Back to Rich

    Rich, some of those "thousands of examples to the contrary" are just what I'm looking for. Can you elaborate?


  11. borisdarling

    borisdarling member

    Re: Re: Re: Best No/Low Residence Ph.D. for Teaching?

    I went and read the article - it seems pretty straight to me.

    Rich do you teach somewhere? Higher Ed?


  12. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    Do Google searches on "Union Institute," Union Institute and University," and "Union Graduate School." See thousands of hits, many of which are examples of successful professionals employing their Union doctorates.

    As for me, I just graduated. Let me answer that in a few years.
  13. rg3001

    rg3001 New Member

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Best No/Low Residence Ph.D. for Teaching?


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