Graduate education

Higher ed should create an alternative to ABD status (essay)

Academe shuns the many doctoral students who are “all but dissertation.” Jill Yesko proposes another way that would help them and institutions alike: the Certificate of Doctoral Completion.

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Conference considers internationalization of Ph.D. programs

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Internationalizing doctoral programs should mean more than recruiting students from other countries, say speakers at conference.

Essay on how to finish a dissertation in two years

To finish your Ph.D. in a reasonable time frame, you need the right dissertation plan, writes Arika Easley-Houser.

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New book of essays consider whether one should go to graduate school

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New book on making the choice offers an enriching discussion with no clear answers.

Essay on strategies for speedy progression through a doctoral program

Mike Strayer offers strategies for finishing a doctoral program in a timely way -- even in the humanities. And he offers ideas on how departments can help.

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Essay on how grad students can get the most of the summer

Grad students need to plan now to make the most out of a few months away from the regular routine, writes Eric Anthony Grollman.

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Historians association and four doctoral programs start new effort to broaden Ph.D. education

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Historians' association and four graduate departments expand efforts to make doctoral education a training ground for careers in and out of academe.

Essay on seven steps to surviving grad school

Jennifer Schloss shares seven steps to keeping your enthusiasm high, and your doctoral education moving forward.

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Essay on the final semester of finishing a Ph.D.

Eric Anthony Grollman offers advice on the last push by a graduate student to finish a dissertation -- and to move on.

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Second history group backs idea of embargoes on dissertations

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Second history organization comes out against requirement that all dissertations be made available online.

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