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Innocente, Nathan; Baker, Jayne – Teaching Sociology, 2018
Scholars have long emphasized the importance of teacher training in higher education, including in sociology. Such calls have led to modest improvements in opportunities for graduate students to develop teaching-related skills and experience. However, many of these opportunities are not specific to sociology and may lack a teaching component. In…
Descriptors: Sociology, Fellowships, Mentors, Graduate Students
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Mendoza, Pilar; Villarreal, Pedro, III; Gunderson, Alee – Research in Higher Education, 2014
This study employs the 2007-2008 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study and the National Research Center's survey data, "A Data-Based Assessment of Research-Doctorate Programs in the United States," to investigate the (1) the effects of debt in relation to tuition and fees paid and (2) the effects of teaching assistantships,…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Doctoral Programs, Academic Persistence, Debt (Financial)
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
US Congress, 2011
The America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010 (Public Law 111-358) was put in place to invest in innovation through research and development, to improve the competitiveness of the United States, and for other purposes. The table of contents for this Act is as follows: (1) Sec. 1. Short title; table of contents; (2) Sec. 2. Definitions; and (3)…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Computation, Research and Development, Innovation