Graduate students

Doctorate Production Continues to Grow

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U.S. universities record fifth straight year of increase in number of degrees awarded. Gains come mostly in sciences and among non-U.S. citizens; humanities Ph.D.'s decline 4.5 percent.

Doctorate Production Ebbs

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1.4 percent increase in number of degrees awarded in 2008 is smallest since 2003; growth in biology doctorates accounts for most of the uptick, and humanities continue to dip.

Ph.D. Supply and Demand

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At history meeting, grad students and those who lead doctoral programs consider bleak job market, quality of graduate programs, and consider whether there is an "oversupply" issue.

All-American Union

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U. of Wisconsin says collective bargaining could endanger international students' visas -- a stance that organizers see as a scare tactic.

Grad School Survival Guide

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Showdown on Grad Unions

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New York University is once again center stage in the legal and policy debate over whether graduate teaching assistants at private universities can form unions.

An Agenda for Graduate Education

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The prime position of American graduate education is increasingly at risk, and both universities and the government need to renew their commitments to helping students earn advanced degrees, says a report being released today.

Methodology Change for Ph.D. Rankings

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The National Research Council -- responding to criticism it received in the internal peer review of its forthcoming doctoral program rankings -- is changing the methodology in a few key places for the long-awaited project.

Teaching vs. Research

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It’s common for many at research universities to say that just because they value scholarly production doesn’t mean they don’t care about teaching. But a new study of political science departments at doctoral institutions -- published in the journal PS -- suggests that there may be a tradeoff.

Money Matters

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The University of California campuses are known for top doctoral programs, but two new reports on graduate students suggest that the state's financial problems are posing dangers to that reputation.

A new report from the university system shows that graduate students are unhappy with housing affordability, the amount of financial support the university provides, and the support’s type and duration.

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