Graduate education

Duke proposes a mandatory, short video pitch to accompany dissertations

Should universities require graduate students to pare down years of research into a soundbite that can be understood by non-scholars?

CUNY Graduate Center hopes to offer a public model for reform of doctoral education

As Stanford spurs discussion of trimming time-to-degree for Ph.D.s, CUNY offers model for public institutions that might want to kill tradition of grad school as a place you "check in and never check out."

Graduate students and faculty at U. of Minnesota pilot new, ongoing program review process

Seeking to supplement traditional forms of graduate program assessment, U. of Minnesota pilots an approach that asks key questions about students' needs and goals.

Survey finds new Ph.D.s less likely to have job commitments

Across disciplines, the proportion of those completing doctorates with commitments for employment or a postdoc falls.

New graduate enrollments are down

New graduate enrollments fall, with notable declines in students from the U.S. Decreases are greatest for education and arts and humanities.

NRC report calls for greater investment and improved efficiency for research universities

U.S. research universities' global dominance will be threatened in coming years unless governments invest more and universities become more efficient and better educate under-represented groups, according to new National Research Council report.

U. of Texas community college leadership program's founder moves to for-profit

Founder of UT-Austin's community college leadership program, the field's big fish, is moving to a for-profit, fueling worries about the future of the program's affiliates, NISOD and CCCSE.

Study finds link between job market and duration of Ph.D. programs

New study documents relationship between job market and time to degree in the humanities and social sciences, but it’s not as straightforward as many speculate.

Standardized testing is needed in graduate school admissions (opinion)

Doctoral admissions needs reform, but not the end of testing, writes David G. Payne.

Stanford seeks to improve graduate student advising

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Concerned about the quality of graduate student advising, Stanford professors approve changes to advising requirements and guidelines.

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