Graduate education

Duke proposes a mandatory, short video pitch to accompany dissertations

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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

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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

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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

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

New graduate enrollments are down

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Black women graduate students enroll in higher numbers at for-profits

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Consumer advocates are concerned by the relatively large proportion of black women graduate students who attend for-profits.

NC State revamps community college leadership doctoral degree

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NC State wants to help solve the community college leadership pipeline problem amid broader shift in focus of doctoral training programs.

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