Graduate education

In Graduate Schools, Boost for Minorities

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New Council of Graduate Schools report on enrollment trends finds increases for members of minority groups, women and international students.

Reforming the 'Formation of Scholars'

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Doctoral education in the United States, though the envy of the world, needs serious reforms that require a new emphasis on the creation of "intellectual communities" that will change the roles of both professors and graduate students, argues a book being released today by the Carnegie Endowment for the Advancement of Teaching.

Hope on Ph.D. Attrition Rates -- Except in Humanities

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New data suggest that more people who start doctoral programs are sticking with them, at least in the sciences.

Competition for Top Grad Students

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The day after Harvard changed the rules of undergraduate aid, university briefs its faculty on plans to improve stipends in humanities and social sciences.

How to Cut Ph.D. Time to Degree

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The key may be changing faculty behavior, not just grad student behavior. An unusual policy at Harvard yields dramatic success.

Passion, Joy and Graduate Education (Really)

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Historians consider why new doctoral students get disconnected from what drew them to the field (bad historiography being one culprit) -- and how to keep them excited.

Matchmaker, Matchmaker, Is There Really No Match?

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On Monday, nearly 750 psychology students fell into the gap separating demand from supply of required predoctoral internships.

Ph.D. Completion -- and Content

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Graduate school deans and officials from federal funding agencies discuss interventions to improve doctorate completion, while still emphasizing what students learn along the way.

What Is a Composition and Rhetoric Doctorate?

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Data show stability in number of programs and enrollments, but continued shifts in what programs are called, reflecting tensions within the field over its role and whether it is a single field.

Growth in International Applicants Slows

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Number of foreign applicants to U.S. graduate programs increased by only 3 percent this year, survey shows, while about a third of schools saw declines.

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