Graduate education

Federal appeals court decision might change faculty-student relationship

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U.S. appeals court says U. of Oregon may have retaliated against former doctoral student who alleged sex bias in her graduate program; ruling could reshape balance of power between professors and grad students.

Website offers regular debates on wisdom of going to grad school

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Blog provides regular jumping-off point for debates about wisdom of pursuing a Ph.D. in the tough job market.

NSF report notes decline in state support for research universities

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States have decreased per-student funding for research universities by about 20 percent, NSF report finds, a rate that outpaces general higher education cuts.

Claremont Lincoln aims to train Christian, Jewish and Muslim clergy

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A United Methodist seminary establishes a new graduate university to train religious leaders of all faiths -- together.

Dealing With the Committee

Fabio Rojas suggests ways to keep these key people for your dissertation helpful and supportive -- and strategies to consider if they aren't.

International Conference of Cultural and Social Aspects of Research

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Thu, 03/22/2012 to Sat, 03/24/2012

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San Antonio, Texas
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Reverse Brain Drain

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Congressional panel discusses steps U.S. might take to keep more foreign science and technology students in the country after they earn their degrees.

'No More Plan B'

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Leaders of history association, arguing that academic job market isn't getting better, call for new ideas on career paths, and adjustments in doctoral education.

Going Off on Online Rankings

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For-profits complain that U.S. News is trying to rank virtual programs by traditional standards that don't fit their student profiles.

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