Graduate education

Principles for International Collaboration in Graduate Education

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Educators from U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia and China issue set of ideas to govern discussions on working together.

Looking Back on 60 Years in Academe

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Retired philosopher and Pittsburgh provost Rudolph Weingartner's book examines liberal education, the life of the student and the nature of teaching.

The Graduate Education Mismatch

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Political science study points out that some of what's missing in graduate education would make the new Ph.D.'s more desirable as job candidates -- especially outside research institutions.

Mississippi State in the Silicon Valley

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Starkville is a long way from San Jose, but ambitions of two universities are being combined. Many praise creativity of the approach, but some fear impact on California's master plan.

Mixed Picture on International Enrollment

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Survey finds increases in total numbers of international students at U.S. graduate schools, but rate of growth among new students is slowing.

More Doctors of Philosophy (and Science)

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Number of Ph.D.'s awarded by American universities spikes in 2006 -- with increases largely in scientific fields and among non-U.S. citizens.

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.


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