Graduate students

Shift for Saudi Scholarship Program

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In new wave of government scholarship program, the emphasis is on graduate students, not undergrads.

More Historians on the Way

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Doctoral programs see increase in applications and enrollments, but also face significant retention issues.

Double Dipping in Conference Papers

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Political scientists consider whether it's OK to give the same presentation more than once -- and whether hiring committees should take note of the practice.

Non-Cognitive Qualities Join the GRE

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After several years of research and testing, ETS will add a major component to the primary test for those enrolling in graduate school, potentially changing how professors evaluate students.

English for Graduate Students

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Going beyond TOEFL, U. of Alabama at Birmingham tests international graduate students on their ability to perform high-level academic work in English.

Stripping His Way to a Ph.D.

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Journalism professor's new book is a distinctly personal account of researching D.C.'s gay clubs.

The (Future) Faculty Life, Here and There

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Graduate students get broader insight into issues they might soon be facing in higher education in Virginia Tech's "Global Perspectives" study abroad course.

Confidence Gap for New Profs

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Those fresh from grad school don't feel well prepared for many duties, and end up learning on the job. Men rank themselves as better prepared than do women.

International Admits and Applicants Up, But Not As Much

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Survey spotlights increased competition for U.S. graduate schools, which are increasingly creating degree programs with institutions abroad.

'Collision Course' for Graduate Education

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What's wrong with graduate education these days? Is it what Ph.D. students are missing -- teaching skills perhaps, or the ability to branch out beyond their area of specialization? Or is that too many students take too long to finish?

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