Thursday, February 16, 2006

"Why graduate students succeed or fail"

Debra W. Stewart, president of the Council of Graduate Schools, called the book “the first effort to describe and interpret the empirical realities of the doctoral education process from the perspective of different socioeconomic groups, in different broad fields, and across a variety of universities.” Stewart said she hoped the data could lead to real reflection in graduate programs. “This is the kind of work that encourages me to believe we are actually learning something upon which we can make policy decisions in graduate education.”

From this article in Inside Higher Ed about a new book, Three Magic Letters: Getting to Ph.D., which is the result of "a decade-long project in which more than 9,000 graduate students, enrolled at 21 top research universities, provided detailed information about their experiences."


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