Graduate students

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.

Mentor, Friend -- or Both?

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Professors debate whether mentors of graduate students and young instructors must go beyond supervising to "caring" to be effective, and where the lines are.

International Student Growth Still Slowing

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Survey of graduate schools finds that international student population is still increasing, but not as rapidly.

Shying Away From Graduate School

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Number of students taking GRE will drop this year, stunning ETS and universities, who foresaw opposition impact from recession. Fall is seen in U.S. and elsewhere, with steep decline in India.

Almost Ready for the Doctoral Program Rankings

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National Research Council -- gearing up for February's long awaited and delayed evaluations -- offers hints on parts of its approach, and hears reservations about methodology.

Do Econ Grad Students Need a Teaching Bailout?

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Relatively few doctoral programs require for-credit courses on how to lead a class, a study finds -- while another finds most new Ph.D.’s still feel prepared.

Seeking Purpose in Graduate Course Work

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History departments are changing curriculum for doctoral students, seeking to move beyond teaching professors' favorite books and toward the art of teaching.

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