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Barney, Katelyn – Higher Education Research and Development, 2018
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students are still grossly under-represented in Higher Degrees by Research (HDRs) when compared to non-Indigenous students. Developing the pipeline of Indigenous students from undergraduate to postgraduate study remains key to increasing the number of Indigenous students undertaking HDRs. While much of the…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Higher Education, Fellowships, Graduate Students
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Balaban, Corina – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2018
This article discusses three kinds of mobility among early stage researchers: geographical mobility, mobility between disciplines -- or interdisciplinarity -- and cross-sectoral mobility. It focuses on how PhD fellows engage with and negotiate experiences of mobility. These types of mobility have largely been presented as inherently beneficial in…
Descriptors: Researchers, Interdisciplinary Approach, Doctoral Programs, Fellowships
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Lewis, Vivian; Martina, Camille A.; McDermott, Michael P.; Chaudron, Linda; Trief, Paula M.; LaGuardia, Jennifer G.; Sharp, Daryl; Goodman, Steven R.; Morse, Gene D.; Ryan, Richard M. – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2017
Mentors rarely receive education about the unique needs of underrepresented scholars in the biomedical and behavioral sciences. We hypothesized that mentor-training and peer-mentoring interventions for these scholars would enrich the perceived quality and breadth of discussions between mentor-protégé dyads (i.e., mentor-protégé pairs). Our…
Descriptors: Mentors, Biomedicine, Behavioral Sciences, Intervention
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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
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Crede, Erin D.; Borrego, Maura; McNair, Lisa D. – Advances in Engineering Education, 2010
In this paper, we demonstrate how theory can inform the design of a program to prepare graduate students for faculty careers. Preparing Future Faculty programs within and beyond engineering are not new, but explicit application of Communities of Practice and related literature is novel. We describe a prestigious teaching fellowship program that…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Graduate Students, Communities of Practice, Career Development
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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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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Halasz, Judith; Brinckner, Maria – Across the Disciplines, 2006
Faculty resistance to Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) is an issue that has been recognized by WAC program directors and practitioners for decades, yet it remains unresolved. Perhaps the problem is not resistance per se, but how we interpret and react to it. Faculty resistance is typically viewed as an impediment to the pedagogical change WAC…
Descriptors: Writing Across the Curriculum, College Faculty, Resistance (Psychology), Teacher Attitudes
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
Holmstrom, Engin I.; Sharp, Laure M. – 1970
This report summarizes findings of the second phase of a study designed to evaluate how well the NDEA Title IV Graduate Fellowship Program has achieved 1 of its stated objectives: to increase the number of well qualified college and university teachers by providing up to 3 years of financial aid to doctoral students preparing for academic careers.…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Doctoral Programs, Fellowships, Financial Support
Unruh, David; And Others – Graduate Focus: Issues in Graduate Education at UCLA, 1996
This article focuses on issues related to outcomes for doctoral degree recipients and the efforts of the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) to develop a coherent and consistent approach to employment tracking. Recent (1994-95) UCLA doctoral recipients (n=893) were surveyed concerning their initial employment placements. The article…
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Outcomes Assessment, Databases, Doctoral Degrees
National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, Washington, DC. – 1996
This publication is a resource document for developing recommendations concerning the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act. This document describes the eight parts of Title IV, "Student Assistance," and the seven parts of Title IX, "Graduate Programs." Title IV covers the following areas: grants to students in attendance…
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Students, Economic Factors, Educational Finance
Willie, Charles V.; And Others – 1991
The proportion of blacks in graduate school during the 1980s decreased from the proportion in post-college educational programs during the previous decade. To shed light on this phenomenon, a highly motivated group of 146 black scholars who were in graduate school between 1977 and 1985 was studied. All of the subjects were college faculty members…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Black Students, College Faculty, Doctoral Programs
Muffo, John A. – 1980
The use of a modified training opportunities approach for predicting the number of graduate enrollments and degrees at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is considered. Data concerning graduate assistantships and faculty staffing levels were used to predict, with a high level of accuracy, the number of graduate enrollments and degrees.…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Degrees (Academic), Educational Demand, Educational Policy
Hebeler, Jean R. – 1968
An analysis of questionnaires completed by 413 recipients of U.S. Office of Education graduate fellowships in mental retardation under the provisions of Public Law 85-926 was conducted. Recipients of university and state fellowship awards were included in the sample. The findings indicated that 95% of the fellowship recipients had had prior…
Descriptors: Administrators, College Faculty, Exceptional Child Education, Federal Aid
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