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Kim, Kris S.; Rackus, Darius G.; Mabury, Scott A.; Morra, Barbora; Dicks, Andrew P. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2017
The Chemistry Teaching Fellowship Program (CTFP) is offered to graduate students and postdoctoral researchers at the University of Toronto as an opportunity to undertake curriculum development and chemistry education research. Projects are run with faculty supervision and focus on designing new laboratory activities, lectures, tutorials,…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Fellowships, Graduate Students, Curriculum Development
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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
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Sampson, McClain – Journal of Social Work Education, 2017
The national move toward integrated mental health and substance abuse service delivery has a significant impact on social work education and necessitates changes in how we train students. To address this need, the Global Leaders of Behavioral Health Education (GLOBE) training project was developed. GLOBE is a student training and stipend program…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Social Work, Teaching Methods
Maclachlan, John C., Ed.; Waraksa, Elizabeth A., Ed.; Williford, Christa, Ed. – Council on Library and Information Resources, 2015
This volume celebrates the first decade of Council on Library and Information Resources' (CLIR) Postdoctoral Fellowship Program by bringing together 20 past and present CLIR postdoctoral fellows to share their thoughts on their experiences, and more broadly, on the direction of academia. Each essay is a look into the working conditions associated…
Descriptors: Postdoctoral Education, Fellowships, Library Education, Futures (of Society)
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Vergara, Claudia E.; Urban-Lurain, Mark; Campa, Henry, III; Cheruvelil, Kendra S.; Ebert-May, Diane; Fata-Hartley, Cori; Johnston, Kevin – Innovative Higher Education, 2014
Doctoral granting institutions prepare future faculty members for academic positions at institutions of higher education across the nation. Growing concerns about whether these institutions are adequately preparing students to meet the demands of a changing academic environment have prompted several reform efforts. We describe a professional…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Professional Development, Graduate Students, Fellowships
Office of Postsecondary Education, US Department of Education, 2012
The Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad program provides grants to colleges and universities to fund individual doctoral students to conduct research in other countries in modern foreign languages and area studies for periods of six to 12 months. This program holds an annual competition. Institutions of higher education in the…
Descriptors: Doctoral Dissertations, Area Studies, Fellowships, Grants
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
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Cheng, Xiao; Wang, Lin; Guo, Kaihua; Liu, Shu; Li, Feng; Chu, Guoliang; Zhou, Li-Hua – Anatomical Sciences Education, 2011
Postgraduate fellowship training programs are expanding at Chinese universities. This growing cadre of advanced trainees calls for the development of new learning and training models wherein postgraduate fellows have an ample opportunity to teach more junior learners, thereby expanding their own knowledge base and competitiveness for future…
Descriptors: Anatomy, Medical Education, Teaching Assistants, Experimental Teaching
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Jaleel, Rana – Academe, 2010
Rightly or wrongly, a language of "firsts" has long permeated graduate student labor at New York University (NYU). In 2002, NYU's graduate student employees were the first in the nation to secure a union contract at a private university. In 2005, they were also the first to lose their contract, precipitating a bitter six-month-long…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Employees, Private Colleges, Labor
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Trautmann, Nancy M. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2008
The traditional presumption in higher education that subject-matter knowledge is sufficient for effective teaching is breaking down. One cause of this change is the growing knowledge about how people learn, a consequence of which is a heightened focus on student-centered teaching practices. Another is the increasing diversity of students seeking…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Teacher Effectiveness, Elementary Secondary Education, Rote Learning
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Halleck, Gene B. – Simulation & Gaming, 2008
This simulation probes what is known as the "foreign" teaching assistant problem. The "problem" can be found at large state universities in the United States where international graduate students are required to earn their scholarships by teaching undergraduate courses and arises because of a combination of issues, including…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, Teaching Assistants, Simulation
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Dawkins, Marvin P. – Journal of Negro Education, 2006
The McKnight Doctoral Fellowship Program (MDFP) in Florida addresses the issue of under-representation of African American doctorates by adopting a "seamless" approach in supporting African-Americans pursuing a doctoral degree and beyond. The success of the MDFP suggests a need to reconsider graduate support for minority students that…
Descriptors: Doctoral Degrees, Minority Groups, Fellowships, Graduate Students
Hamel, April Vahle; And Others – 1994
This guide for prospective graduate students offers information on funding graduate study in the United States and abroad through scholarships, loans, and other programs. The first chapter treats graduate degrees generally; types of financial aid, particularly institutional aid; and strategies for application success. The second chapter begins the…
Descriptors: Assistantships, Doctoral Dissertations, Eligibility, Fellowships
Chism, Nancy Van Note, Ed.; Warner, Susan B., Ed. – 1987
The papers in this volume address the critical issues that arose at the first national conference on teaching assistants. The papers are organized into six sections: (1) "The Teaching Assistantship: An Overview" focuses on the role of the teaching assistant (TA) in the context of the university mission and its organization; (2) "Conditions of TA…
Descriptors: Assistantships, College Faculty, Educational Finance, Employee Responsibility
Havelock, R. G. – 1981
This case study of an interorganizational arrangement (IOA) involves a set of school districts and a college of education located in one of the most affluent areas in the United States. The school districts had a reputation for being among the strongest in public education, and it was from these schools that the university drew teachers to become…
Descriptors: Affluent Youth, College School Cooperation, Cooperative Planning, Fellowships
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