NSF, citing privacy concerns, bars release of data on minority Ph.D. attainment when only small numbers of degrees are awarded. Diversity advocates question rationale.
Cornell U. and U. of Pennsylvania move to uniform pricing structures — and in Cornell’s case, a lower one. Its goal: To help professors retain their grant monies.
Doctoral programs see increase in applications and enrollments, but also face significant retention issues.
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.
Going beyond TOEFL, U. of Alabama at Birmingham tests international graduate students on their ability to perform high-level academic work in English.
Graduate students get broader insight into issues they might soon be facing in higher education in Virginia Tech's "Global Perspectives" study abroad course.
Survey of political science departments finds consideration of race and ethnicity, but not socioeconomic background.
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.
Brenau U. plans to preserve its Women's College by adding a range of programs – perhaps including a medical school – that will admit men too.
Survey spotlights increased competition for U.S. graduate schools, which are increasingly creating degree programs with institutions abroad.
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