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Erika Löfström; Lotta Tikkanen; Henrika Anttila; Kirsi Pyhältö – Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 2024
Purpose: Empirical evidence on how supervisors have perceived the changes and the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic on their supervision is scarce. This paper aims to examine how the changing landscape of doctoral education has affected supervision from the supervisors' perspective. Design/methodology/approach: This survey addressed change,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Supervisors, Supervision, Doctoral Programs
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Karri A. Holley; Joretta Joseph – Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 2024
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to understand US federal government policy during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic and the connections to graduate education. Using the multiple streams framework, the paper outlines these actions through various streams (problems, policy and political) and perspectives (defining problems,…
Descriptors: Graduate Study, COVID-19, Pandemics, Federal Regulation
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Gooding, Patricia; Crook, Rebecca; Westwood, Melissa; Faichnie, Claire; Peters, Sarah – Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 2023
Purpose: This study aims to examine the following across a six-month period in post-graduate research (PGR) students: mental health and well-being; the effect of academic pressures on depression, anxiety and well-being; and the extent to which psychological resilience buffered against academic pressures. Design/methodology/approach: This was a…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Student Research, Social Support Groups, Resilience (Psychology)
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Nerlino, Erin – Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 2023
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to examine the benefits and challenges of simultaneously participating part-time in a doctoral program and teaching full-time in the K-12 classroom. Design/methodology/approach: In this study, the author used autoethnography to examine the benefits and challenges she faced as a part-time doctoral student and…
Descriptors: Doctoral Students, Part Time Students, English Teachers, Barriers
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Reeves, Philip M.; Claydon, Jennifer; Davenport, Glen A. – Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 2022
Purpose: Program evaluation stands as an evidence-based process that would allow institutions to document and improve the quality of graduate programs and determine how to respond to growing calls for aligning training models to economic realities. This paper aims to present the current state of evaluation in research-based doctoral programs in…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Doctoral Students, Program Evaluation, Evaluation Methods
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McAvoy, John P., Jr.; Thacker, Russell – Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 2021
Purpose: Within the USA, current trends in higher education show more women than men achieving graduate degrees. Among the potential reasons for this disparity is that fathers are reporting challenges in balancing their additional responsibilities while increasing their housework and childcare investment. Many fathers are turning to online…
Descriptors: Fathers, Online Courses, Family School Relationship, Parent Responsibility