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Barbara Evans

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Professor Barbara Evans is the  Former Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies at the University of British Columbia. Recognized for her international leadership in graduate education, Barbara has been a keynote speaker at many conferences focused on graduate education in the US, Canada, Europe, Australia and Asia.   Dean Evans was recently named as one of the top 50 current and emerging leaders in Australia …

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Renato Janine Ribeiro

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Renato Janine Ribeiro, Ph. D. in Philosophy (1984), has been a Professor of Ethics and Political Philosophy at the University of São Paulo since 1993. He wrote several books in political philosophy. From 1973 to 1984 most of his work was concentrated on the English thinker Thomas Hobbes. Later he kept his interest in political philosophy but had a growing …

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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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Graduate Education and its changes in the U.S.

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Changes in graduate education in the U.S. emerges from the bottom up: from individual departments of programs not from a ministry or a central agency that initiates reform. In fact, there is no ministry of higher education or ministry of sciences and technology in the U.S. Graduate programs and Graduate Schools –the latter are the administrators, advocates and catalysts for …

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The Broadening Scope of Graduate Education

This paper examines the relationship between family status and career patterns among women with PhDs in English and biochemistry, who were employed in academia ten to 13 years after completing their doctorates. Nerad, M.,  Armstrong, E., & Gupta, D.  (1998). Graduate Women’s Expectations in Doctoral Programs and Beyond: Marriage, Family, and Career. Proceedings of the 54th Annual Meeting MAGS,  pp 109-125. Chicago …

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Graduate Education in the United States

In 1997, Congress and professional associations called for a reduction in PhD production, claiming that American universities unnecessarily overproduce doctorates. However in 1989 the Bowen and Sosa study (Prospects for Faculty in the Arts and Sciences) projected a substantial excess demand for faculty in the arts and sciences beginning in 1997 and continuing through 2002. Why these contradictory messages? In …

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Japanese Doctoral Education

This paper gives an overview of changes in Japan’s doctoral education programs, a more detailed look at changes in Germany’s doctoral programs and compares the new German program’s strengths and weaknesses to American doctoral education.  An earlier version of this paper was presented at an invitational seminar of the National Research Council, Office of Scientific and Engineering Personnel in June 1994. Download: …

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