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ERIC Number: EJ959060
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Apr
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0018-1560
Transformative Graduate Education Programs: An Analysis of Impact on STEM and Non-STEM Ph.D. Completion
Kniola, David; Chang, Mido; Olsen, Deborah
Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education and Educational Planning, v63 n4 p473-495 Apr 2012
Transformative graduate education programs (TGP) are programs that are national in scope and are intended to impact the reformation of graduate education in the United States. We employ data from national sources and shift the unit of analysis from the individual doctoral student to the doctoral institution as whole in order to begin to assess the impact of TGPs on the number of doctoral degrees awarded, a critical outcome for such programs, and an educational priority in many countries. In addition, we examine the critical issue of whether TGPs enhance Ph.D. degree conferral for women and minorities, and if they do so at STEM-oriented institutions, typically the least hospitable of all environments for these groups.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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