You'll find no shortage of reports and ideas about how to reform graduate education -- shorten time to degree, make options outside the professoriate more attractive, etc. Few of the proposals come from those with arguably the biggest stake in the results: graduate students themselves. But the National Science Foundation has sought to change that, with its Innovation in Graduate Education Challenge, which offered grad students awards for their ideas about strengthening graduate education and academic professional development.
Thursday, the NSF announced the winners of its challenge, drawn from more than 500 teams that submitted proposals. The winning entries, which earned prizes ranging from $1,000 to $3,000, included several aimed at improving how scholars communicate their findings and the value of their work to the public and a plan to create a web portal that would help graduate students manage their progress to a degree and find mentors and jobs.
- Essay on using summer to retool courses
- Collegiality experts advocate its role in personnel decisions
- Chaotic Enrollment Patterns at Community Colleges
- Disability rights advocates and publishers push for national standards for ed tech materials
- Online programs at historically black colleges are increasing modestly
- Congressional panel hears criticism of 'broken' accreditation system
- U of All People's highly detailed campus crime report (essay)
- Academic Minute: Is Depression Contagious?
Search for Jobs