Graduate students

More Doctors of Philosophy (and Science)

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Number of Ph.D.'s awarded by American universities spikes in 2006 -- with increases largely in scientific fields and among non-U.S. citizens.

Reforming the 'Formation of Scholars'

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Doctoral education in the United States, though the envy of the world, needs serious reforms that require a new emphasis on the creation of "intellectual communities" that will change the roles of both professors and graduate students, argues a book being released today by the Carnegie Endowment for the Advancement of Teaching.

Hope on Ph.D. Attrition Rates -- Except in Humanities

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New data suggest that more people who start doctoral programs are sticking with them, at least in the sciences.

Competition for Top Grad Students

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The day after Harvard changed the rules of undergraduate aid, university briefs its faculty on plans to improve stipends in humanities and social sciences.

How to Cut Ph.D. Time to Degree

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The key may be changing faculty behavior, not just grad student behavior. An unusual policy at Harvard yields dramatic success.

Passion, Joy and Graduate Education (Really)

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Historians consider why new doctoral students get disconnected from what drew them to the field (bad historiography being one culprit) -- and how to keep them excited.

Matchmaker, Matchmaker, Is There Really No Match?

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On Monday, nearly 750 psychology students fell into the gap separating demand from supply of required predoctoral internships.

Ph.D. Completion -- and Content

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Graduate school deans and officials from federal funding agencies discuss interventions to improve doctorate completion, while still emphasizing what students learn along the way.

'Graduate Education and the Public Good'

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At a time when skepticism about higher education and its need for public support edges ever higher, association leaders appear to be settling on a branding strategy of trying to convince people that colleges deserve an increasing share of resources.

Voltaire Wasn't Cut Out to Be an Iowa State TA

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At the best of all possible universities, teaching assistants feel appreciated by their superiors and cherish all of their students, and everyone works in harmony. Not, apparently, at Iowa State University.

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