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Conceptual Approaches to Doctoral Education: A Community of Practice

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 A silent paradigm shift has occurred in doctoral education. Preparing the next generation of PhDs to function successfully in and contribute to today’s and tomorrow’s global environment requires an approach that goes beyond conceptualizing an apprenticeship model and institutes communities of practice, which should include recognition of peers as learning partners. Coordinated efforts are also needed across many levels inside …

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Luncheon Talk: Motivation and Experience of International Doctoral Students

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“Otherwise, Elsewhere: International Doctoral Students in Globalized Transnational Spaces” Dr. Jenny Phelps from the University British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada presents findings from her recent dissertation    Where?  Miller 102T  When? Thursday October 10th at 12:00 p.m. Dr. Jenny Phelps is the Assistant Dean, Student Administration and Strategic Initiatives, at the Graduate Studies in the University of British Columbia, Vancouver.  See …

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Presentations during 2008 – 2009

Presentations 2009 June 19 – Maresi Nerad presentation at the Graduate Management Admissions Council conference held in Baltimore, MD, titled “Time-to-Degree and the Case for Enhanced PhD Skills Training.”  Download:  GMAC May 19 – Maresi Nerad presentation at the Mobility and Internationalization of Doctoral Studies in Europe conference held in Paris, titled “Doctoral Education in the U.S. in times of Globalization.”  …

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Presentations during 2006 – 2007

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Presentations 2007 December 7 – Maresi Nerad presentation at the annual meeting of the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS), Seattle, WA  –  “Social Science PhDs — Five+ Years Out: A National Study of PhDs in Six Social Science Fields.”  Download:  CGS 2007 November 4 – Maresi Nerad and Elizabeth Rudd presentation at CRA Gender Diversity in Computing Doctoral Programs Workshop, Bellevue, …

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Tangible outcomes: Investigating International Collaboration at the Graduate Level

The collaborative work done by the participants of the workshop (professors in STEM fields,  educational researchers, graduate students and post doctoral fellows  from around the world), generated new publications and grants subsequent to the workshop. Blumenfield T., Nerad M., 2012. International Assessment: Developing a Research Agenda for (Post) graduate Education and Collaboration. Australian Universities Review. Vol. 54.  No 1. 2012, …

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International Assessment: Developing a Research Agenda for (Post)graduate Education and Collaboration

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This article assesses the current state of internationalisation and international experiences, focusing in particular on science and engineering fields. It discusses initial results from a workshop, sponsored by the US National Science Foundation and organised by the Center for Innovation and Research in Graduate Education at the University of Washington, to develop an interdisciplinary research agenda aimed at launching and …

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Peers in Doctoral Education: Unrecognized Learning partners

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This chapter explores the unique, often horizontal, peer education dynamics found in doctoral education, which are far less understood than the role of undergraduate peer educators. Flores, E., & Nerad, M. (2012). Peers in Doctoral Education: Unrecognized Learning partners. New Directions for Higher Education. No 157, Spring 201, pp.73- 83. Download: Peers in Doctoral Education: Unrecognized Learning partners  

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Degree Completion in Doctoral Education

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One of the main concerns for graduate schools is the attrition and completion of doctoral students. CIRGE has carried out diverse studies to analyze the patterns that intervene in the doctoral completion. Review here the main studies Doctoral Education at the University of California and Factors Affecting Time-to-Degree This study examined time-to-degree at the University of California in order to …

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Doctoral Education: Gender and Family Issues

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Graduate Women’s Expectations in Doctoral Programs and Beyond: Marriage, Family and Career. Download:  Nerad, M. & Cerny, J. (1999). Widening the Circle: Another Look at Women Graduate Students. Communicator, VXXXIII. N 6, pp.1-7. Download: Widening the Circle: Another Look at Women Graduate Students Nerad, M. (1992). Using Time, Money, and Human Resources Efficiently and Effectively in the Case of Women Graduate Students. Paper …

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Director

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Dr. Maresi Nerad is the founding director of the Center for Innovation and Research in Graduate Education (CIRGE), the first center for studies on graduate education in the U.S. and worldwide, and Associate Professor (tenured) for Higher Education in the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Program, College of Education at the University of Washington, Seattle. Dr. Nerad received her doctorate …

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