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Lima, Marybeth – Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, 2017
The National Science Foundation (NSF) funds research proposals on the basis of two review criteria: intellectual merit (IM) and broader impacts (BI). The intellectual merit criterion is well-established and understood, but the broader impacts criterion, which is focused on the ways in which research can benefit society and/or meet NSF-identified…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Graduate Students, Community Involvement, Workshops
Tuttle, William A. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Social, economic and political influences are exerting considerable pressure on the development of universities and colleges. Such forces coupled with the growing influence of rankings are exerting a formidable impact upon higher education. The conceptual framework guiding this study was derived from the work of Spence and Signaling Theory (ST).…
Descriptors: Reputation, Periodicals, College Admission, Graduate Study
Council on Library and Information Resources, 2016
"Terra Cognita" surveys the current landscape of archival research and the experiences of emerging scholars seeking to navigate it. Drawing on data from the Council on Library and Information Resources' (CLIR's) Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research in Original Sources, the report takes an in-depth look at how the conditions and…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Archives, Mentors, Reflection
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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
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Noda, Ayaka; Kim, Mikyong Minsun – Studies in Higher Education, 2014
This study aims to understand the perceived learning experiences and gains for Japanese government officials from US and Japanese graduate and professional schools, and how applicable their continuing professional education (CPE) is to professional performance. Interview participants were drawn from long-term overseas and domestic fellowship…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Professional Continuing Education, Learning Experience, Education Work Relationship
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Rock, JoAnn Leah; Adler, Rachel M. – ETS Research Report Series, 2014
The purpose of this study was to investigate the ways in which universities use the "GRE"® General Test scores to award merit-based fellowships to first-year graduate students in doctoral programs. While GRE use in fellowship award decisions is a common practice, there is very little validity evidence to support its use in this context.…
Descriptors: Scores, Decision Making, College Entrance Examinations, Graduate Study
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Frank, Gail C.; Beaudoin, Jessica; Rascon, Mayra; Garcia-Vega, Melawhy; Rios-Ellis, Britt – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2013
The health of Hispanics is greatly influenced by level of education, socioeconomic status, and access to healthcare (United States Department of Health and Human Services [DHHS], 2011). To address this issue and to reduce health disparities among all ethnic groups, community based interventions with culturally appropriate and linguistically…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Nutrition Instruction, Culturally Relevant Education, Hispanic Americans
Office of Postsecondary Education, US Department of Education, 2012
The International Education Programs Service (IEPS) administers 14 education programs. These programs are complementary in nature and designed to benefit a variety of audiences through training programs, research, start-up or enhancement projects, and fellowships. This paper provides brief descriptions of these programs.
Descriptors: Audiences, International Education, Second Language Learning, Program Descriptions
Brubaker, Michael; Brubaker, Dale – Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2011
Entering a doctoral program can be an important first step in advancing your career. You will create a network of support that will include professors, intern advisors, and others who will have a vested interest in your success. From this support group will emerge one or more mentors who will guide you to successful completion of your program and…
Descriptors: Graduate Study, Doctoral Programs, Graduate Students, Career Development
Barry, Melissa; Mathies, Charles – Association for Institutional Research (NJ1), 2011
This study was conducted at a research-extensive public university in the southeastern United States. It examined the retention and completion of master's degree students across numerous disciplines. Results were derived from a series of descriptive statistics, T-tests, and a series of binary logistic regression models. The findings from binary…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Public Colleges, Graduate Study, Role
Ford, Jess T. – US Government Accountability Office, 2010
The Vietnam Education Foundation (VEF) Act of 2000 established VEF as an independent agency of the executive branch. A 13-member board of directors provides primary oversight. VEF also receives guidance from other entities in carrying out its mission to further bilateral relations between the United States and Vietnam through educational exchanges…
Descriptors: Financial Audits, Educational Finance, Foreign Countries, Educational Administration
Hoffman, Roald – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
Even though the author and his colleagues are part of a major research university, they agonize, in meeting after meeting, over the 5 to 10-percent yearly cuts they need to make in their chemistry department's budget. By and large, those end up coming from education, not research, especially in faculty replacements and teaching assistants. The…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Graduate Study, Research Universities, Professional Training
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Buck, Gayle A.; Leslie-Pelecky, Diandra L.; Lu, Yun; Plano Clark, Vicki L.; Creswell, John W. – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2006
Women continue to be underrepresented in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). One factor contributing to this underrepresentation is the graduate school experience. Graduate programs in STEM fields are constructed around assumptions that ignore the reality of women's lives; however, emerging opportunities may…
Descriptors: Females, Graduate Students, Self Concept, Research Universities
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Beilke, Jayne R. – International Journal of Educational Advancement, 2004
In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, northern philanthropic foundations played a significant role in the development of higher education for African Americans in the South. The General Education Board (1902-60), a Rockefeller philanthropy, expended $122 million on black education through a wide-ranging programmatic agenda. The…
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Philanthropic Foundations, African American Education, Fellowships
Hesser, Phillip, Ed. – Academy for Educational Development, 2004
For people concerned with the future of diversity in the United States, the month of June 2003 was a momentous watershed. Nearly four decades earlier, President Lyndon B. Johnson first advocated affirmative action as a means to "seek not just freedom, but opportunity." June 2003 also saw the 25th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's…
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), Public Service, Diversity (Institutional), Student Diversity
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