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Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, 2018
This year's report provides a statement of the Foundation's activities (year ended June 30, 2017) and an extensive list of donors and funders supporting the Foundation in fiscal year 2017.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Access to Education, Fellowships, Philanthropic Foundations
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Matyas, Marsha Lakes; Ruedi, Elizabeth A.; Engen, Katie; Chang, Amy L. – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2017
The "Vision and Change in Undergraduate Biology Education" reports cite the critical role of professional societies in undergraduate life science education and, since 2008, have called for the increased involvement of professional societies in support of undergraduate education. Our study explored the level of support being provided by…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Biological Sciences, Professional Associations, Surveys
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Nash, Joshua – Australian Universities' Review, 2016
What does it all mean for universities as research institutions when the external funding acquired by their academics, already stretched intellectually and time poor, is going to those who simply do not have the time to carry out the proposed research, i.e. to the academics themselves? That is, how can a full-time teaching and research academic…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Fellowships, Postdoctoral Education, Teacher Researchers
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James, Sylvia M.; Singer, Susan R. – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2016
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has a long history of investment in broadening participation (BP) in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. A review of past NSF BP efforts provides insights into how the portfolio of programs and activities has evolved and the broad array of innovative strategies that has been…
Descriptors: Capacity Building, Strategic Planning, Human Resources, National Organizations
Schalin, Jay – John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy, 2015
At the dawn of the new millennium, American higher education faced a crisis. Dogmatic philosophies of multiculturalism, postmodernism, and statism were sweeping away thousands of years of Western thought. The academy was being scrubbed of free market economics, traditional attitudes toward Western civilization, time-tested methods of scholarship,…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Higher Education, Undergraduate Study, Political Affiliation
Gafney, Leo; Bynum, R. David; Sheppard, Keith – Online Submission, 2015
This report describes the origin and development of CESAME (The Center for Science and Mathematics Education) at Stony Brook University. The analysis identifies key ingredients in areas of personnel, funding, organizational structures, educational priorities, collaboration, and institutionalization. After a discussion of relevant issues in…
Descriptors: Science Teaching Centers, Science Education, Mathematics Education, Position Papers
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van der Haert, Margaux; Arias Ortiz, Elena; Emplit, Philippe; Halloin, Véronique; Dehon, Catherine – Studies in Higher Education, 2014
In this article, the determinants of "time to dropout" from doctoral studies and "time to PhD completion" are studied using a discrete-time competing risks survival analysis for a sample of 3092 doctoral candidates from the Université libre de Bruxelles. Not surprisingly, results show that students supported with research…
Descriptors: Dropouts, Graduate Students, Time to Degree, Financial Support
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Thomas, Sandra P.; Drake-Clark, Donna; Grasso, Maureen; Banta, Trudy – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2014
In an era where campus environments were often unwelcoming to women, and there were few women role models, an innovative program funded by the National Institute of Education produced 100% completion by female and minority doctoral students. At a 25-year reunion, the graduates reflected on their program experiences and careers. Reflections were…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Females, Doctoral Degrees, Womens Education
Council on Social Work Education, 2013
The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) is a nonprofit national association representing more than 2,500 individual members as well as 685 graduate and undergraduate programs of professional social work education. Founded in 1952, this partnership of educational and professional institutions, social welfare agencies, and private citizens is…
Descriptors: Social Work, Higher Education, Partnerships in Education, Accreditation (Institutions)
Martinez, Alina; Epstein, Carter; Parsad, Amanda; Whittaker, Karla – Abt Associates, 2012
Over a decade ago, the National Science Board (NSB) highlighted the importance of international collaboration in its call for increased government commitment to promoting international science and engineering (S&E) research and education. The NSB also identified the National Science Foundation (NSF) as having an important leadership role in…
Descriptors: Fellowships, Postdoctoral Education, International Programs, Scientific Research
Mwenda, Margaret Nkirote – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Beginning with the understanding that minority students are often underrepresented in STEM doctoral programs despite their growing proportions in the population, this study provides a description of selected minority doctoral students' experiences in STEM programs. Specifically, this study examines the influence financial support and relationships…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Doctoral Programs, Disproportionate Representation, Minority Group Students
Cooper, Kenneth J. – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2010
Jose Lopez is an assistant professor of physics at Saint Peter's College, a Catholic school in Jersey City, New Jersey, where he has been on the tenure track since receiving his Ph.D. from Stevens Institute of Technology in 2005. Essential to the completion of his doctoral work was a fellowship from the state designed to increase faculty diversity…
Descriptors: Careers, Catholic Schools, Private Colleges, Diversity (Faculty)
Silin, Jonathan G., Ed.; Snyder, Jon; Barry, Miranda; Samuels, Sarah; Sacks, Ariel; Ellenzweig, Allen – Bank Street College of Education, 2008
Alternative routes to teacher preparation are clearly here to stay. A growing research literature on non-traditional pathways suggests the complexity of the task ahead. This report offers new teachers the opportunity to tell their own stories in their own words. In "Alternative Certification and Alternative Pathways: A Personal Take on a Core…
Descriptors: Cooperation, Essays, Alternative Teacher Certification, Public Policy
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Armbruster, Chris – Policy Futures in Education, 2008
The European Research Area and the European Higher Education Area are still under construction. Their foundations, however, are visible and already affect what the next generation of researchers can and cannot do. While it is unclear when, and to what standard, construction will be completed, the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Fellowships, Mentors, Supervisor Supervisee Relationship
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Oehler, Valery – New Directions for Higher Education, 2007
This article details the challenges that UC Merced faced in building up the critical areas of student and residence life. The new institution held great promise for achieving the ideal of a student-centered university, but certain bedrock problems proved difficult to overcome. One was that at the beginning, both administration and faculty saw…
Descriptors: College Students, Dormitories, On Campus Students, Student Personnel Services
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