Graduate students

English for Graduate Students

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Going beyond TOEFL, U. of Alabama at Birmingham tests international graduate students on their ability to perform high-level academic work in English.

Stripping His Way to a Ph.D.

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Journalism professor's new book is a distinctly personal account of researching D.C.'s gay clubs.

The (Future) Faculty Life, Here and There

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Graduate students get broader insight into issues they might soon be facing in higher education in Virginia Tech's "Global Perspectives" study abroad course.

Confidence Gap for New Profs

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Those fresh from grad school don't feel well prepared for many duties, and end up learning on the job. Men rank themselves as better prepared than do women.

International Admits and Applicants Up, But Not As Much

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Survey spotlights increased competition for U.S. graduate schools, which are increasingly creating degree programs with institutions abroad.

'Collision Course' for Graduate Education

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What's wrong with graduate education these days? Is it what Ph.D. students are missing -- teaching skills perhaps, or the ability to branch out beyond their area of specialization? Or is that too many students take too long to finish?

Ph.D. Completion Gaps

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Foreign, male and white doctoral students are more likely than their American, female and minority colleagues to finish their programs.

Graduate Enrollments Are Up, but Uneven

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Gains are greater for foreign students than those from the U.S., for blacks than for whites, and for those studying in the health sciences than in other disciplines.

A Broader History Major (and Professor)

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In-depth study suggests a shift in focus for the discipline, based on its role in liberal education, not just its own field of study. Graduate education seen as key area for change.

Where Are the Minority Ph.D.'s? In Tampa, Actually

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TAMPA -- One by one they took to the stage to receive their plaques, each story seemingly more compelling than the last. The single mother with four kids. The young man who had lived in a friend's car for a spell. The cancer survivor whose parents had died when he was four years old.

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