Graduate education

NRC report calls for greater investment and improved efficiency for research universities

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

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

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.

As federal aid policy heats up, student groups see blueprint in fight over tax bill

A furious campaign by graduate students to kill a GOP tax proposal could be a blueprint for upcoming legislative battles in Washington.

Study: humanities and social science Ph.D.s working outside academe are happier than their tenure-track peers

Study finds humanities and social science Ph.D.s working outside academe are happier than their tenure-track peers, even if "alt-ac" careers weren't their first choice.

New calls for clear, easily accessible data on Ph.D. program outcomes in life sciences

Calls for clear, easily accessible data on Ph.D. program outcomes have failed to produce results at any kind of scale. A new coalition of 10 life sciences institutions hopes to change that.

Uncertainty for grad students as tax bill goes to conference

Key area of concern is House plan to tax tuition waivers, which some have said would make it impossible for them to afford to stay in their programs.

Follow-up to study on misconduct at academic field sites says clear rules of conduct and enforcement are needed

Study finds patterns of harassment and sexist treatment of scholars in far-flung locations that offer few of the protections of campuses.

Graduate school enrollment grows again, but at slower rate

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Enrollment at graduate schools is still increasing, but at a slower pace than before. Researchers point to a market correction and declining growth in international students.

San Jose State criticized for return to campus of professor found to have harassed a student

Professor found guilty of sexual harassment will return to San Jose State this month to teach trauma counseling. Students plan to protest.

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