Graduate education

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.

The benefits for Ph.D.s of considering teaching at community colleges (essay)

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What lessons can be learned at the intersection of the community college and doctoral education in the humanities? Rachel Arteaga provides some answers.

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Speakers at Council of Graduate Schools meeting warn about pitfalls of big data-driven research

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Speakers at meeting for graduate deans warn about the pitfalls of big data-driven research.

Advice and encouragement to humanities Ph.D.s in pursuing diverse career paths (essay)

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As a graduate student or alum, you can be an important part of the conversation about the future of humanities doctoral education and its possible career paths, argues Amy Pszczolkowski.

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Report finds many graduate students are stressed about finances

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Many have fears about meeting monthly obligations, study finds.

Grad departments need to prepare students for careers beyond academe (essay)

Humanities departments need to recognize today’s job market and change the tenure-or-bust attitude that’s still too prevalent on many campuses, writes Marcus Cederström.

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University of Maine sets off firestorm with graduate center and mergers

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Many professors say programs are being combined without enough attention to academic issues and the faculty role.

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