ERIC Number: EJ566416
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: 0
Reflections on the Graduate Student Experience: An Overview.
Anderson, Melissa S.; Swazey, Judith P.
New Directions for Higher Education, n101 p3-13 Spr 1998
A 1989 survey of over 1,400 doctoral students in chemistry, engineering, microbiology, and sociology at major research universities elicited perceptions of the graduate experience, faculty, departments, academic work, and prospective careers. Findings suggest greater attention should be given to supervision and training of teaching/research assistants, student evaluation, departmental climate, and negative ways in which institutions are changing students. (MSE)
Descriptors: Careers, Chemistry, College Environment, College Faculty, Departments, Doctoral Programs, Engineering Education, Graduate Students, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Microbiology, National Surveys, Organizational Climate, Research Assistants, Research Universities, Science Education, Sociology, Student Attitudes, Student College Relationship, Student Evaluation, Student Experience, Supervision, Teacher Student Relationship, Teaching Assistants
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Theme issue: "The Experience of Being in Graduate