Student debt is a serious problem. A recent article reports on disparities across ethnicities in STEM fields, despite the widespread availability of support in these fields. Click here for the article http://chronicle.com/article/BlackHispanic-Science/139087/
The Educational Testing Service (ETS) has just launched a new website that addresses the value of higher education. Click on the title to learn more.
Various groups are calling for reform in graduate education. Check out The Chronicle for Higher Education February 11, 2013 issue for the article by Stacy Patton, "The dissertation can no longer be defended" that discusses the need for reform of the dissertation.
In April 2012 the Council of Graduate Schools and the Educational Testing Service released the report, Pathways Through Graduate School and Into Careers. The report addresses a number of issues that are pertinent to our efforts in graduate education and was the result of a year-long effort undertaken by corporate and university leaders. Click on the tile to learn more.
The Council of Graduate Schools has released a new research report, Findings from the 2012 CGS International Graduate Admissions Survey,Phase III: Final Offers of Admission and Enrollment. The results show that international offers of admission increased 9% between fall 2001 and fall 2012. In addition, first-time graduate enrollment of international students increased 8%. For more information click on the blog title.
The Council of Graduate Schools has just released the 2011 Graduate Enrollment and Degrees report. Although applications have grown, first-time enrollment declined for a second straight year. Click on the title to read more.
In July I attended the International Conference on Plagiairsm in Newcastle, UK. Detals of the presentations, papers, and posters are now available online. For more information click on the blog title.
The Council of Graduate Schools has just released a new report entitled "Research and Scholarly Integrity in Graduate Education: A Comprehensive Approach. Click on the blog title line for more info.
National Research Council recently issued a report entitled Research
Universities and the Future of America: Ten Breakthrough Actions Vital to Our
Nation’s Prosperity and Security. It is
available through the National Academies Press (http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=13396). For more info click on the blog post title
A new report on Doctorate Recipients from U.S. Universities: 2010 has been released by the National Center for Science and Engineering Statstics.