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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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Catherine Manathunga – Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 2024
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on doctoral education. Pandemics throughout history have generated new educational theories and practices, accelerated some trends and signalled the abrupt end of others. The unpredictable effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have particularly impacted upon First…
Descriptors: Decolonization, Doctoral Programs, COVID-19, Pandemics
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Pyhältö, Kirsi; Tikkanen, Lotta; Anttila, Henrika – Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 2023
Purpose: The COVID-19 pandemic has had its impact on research and researchers, potentially influencing the future of academia. Yet, to the best of the authors' knowledge, there are no empirical studies on the alignment between supervisors' and supervisees' estimates of the impact of COVID-19. This study aims to contribute to bridging this gap by…
Descriptors: Doctoral Students, Supervisors, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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Pifer, Meghan J.; Tevis, Tenisha L.; Baker, Vicki L. – Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 2023
Purpose: The purpose of this study, nested within a broader study about higher education leadership, was to generate knowledge about the ways in which doctoral education prepared people for leadership roles in postsecondary institutions within the USA. At colleges and universities, there is an interest in ensuring diverse leadership teams and…
Descriptors: Doctoral Degrees, Job Training, Equal Education, Leadership
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Johnson, Ane Turner; Kerrigan, Monica Reid – Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 2022
Purpose: In this study, the authors explored the situation of the doctoral candidate in the social sciences as they were confronted by crisis and forced to make changes to their dissertation research plans. The authors conceptualized this as a methodological pivot, or an unexpected shift in trajectory, in which candidates engaged and that…
Descriptors: Doctoral Students, Social Sciences, Doctoral Dissertations, Student Research
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Lokhtina, Irina A.; Castelló, Montserrat; Lambrechts, Agata Agnieszka; Löfström, Erika; McGinn, Michelle K.; Skakni, Isabelle; van der Weijden, Inge – Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 2022
Purpose: This paper aims to identify the documented effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on early career researcher (ECR) activity, development, career prospects and well-being. Design/methodology/approach: This is a systematic literature review of English language peer-reviewed studies published between 2020 and 2021, which provided empirical…
Descriptors: Doctoral Students, College Faculty, Beginning Teachers, Postdoctoral Education