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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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Helene Marsh

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Helene Marsh is Dean of Graduate Research Studies and Professor of Environmental Science at James Cook University (JCU). Helene has been Convenor of the Australian Council of Deans and Directors of Graduate Studies for two terms 2002-3 and 2009-10 and has contributed to the literature on doctoral pedagogy and policy. The focus of her research in Environmental Science has been …

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Catherine Manathunga

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Catherine Manathunga is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at Victoria University Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand and is an historian, who draws together expertise in historical, sociological and cultural studies research to bring an innovative, interdisciplinary perspective to educational research, particularly focusing on the tertiary sector. She has current research projects on doctoral supervision pedagogy, doctoral graduate outcomes …

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US IGERT

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IGERT is the National Science Foundation’s flagship interdisciplinary training program, educating U.S. Ph.D. scientists and engineers by building on the foundations of their disciplinary knowledge with interdisciplinary training. From 1998 until now, the IGERT program has acquired 278 awards and has provided funding for approximately 6,500 graduate students. The IGERT programs offer traineeships to students pursuing their PhDs. The interdisciplinary …

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Jessica Graybill

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Dr. Jessica Graybill is an Assistant Professor in the Geography Department at Colgate University.  Her interdisciplinary pedagogy and research is in Urban Ecology, Urban Political Ecology, and Urban and Environmental Issues of the Former Soviet Union. Publications include The Rough Guide to Interdisciplinarity: Graduate Student Experiences (2006) and Continuity and Change: (Re)Constructing Geographies of the Environment in Late Soviet And …

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Vivek Shandas

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Dr.  Vivek Shandas is an associate professor in the Nohad A. Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning, and an associate researcher in the Center for Urban Studies at Portland State University.  He is  also the founder of the newly established Sustaining Urban Places Research Lab (SUPR Lab) which focuses on three substantive areas of investigation: (1) examining feedback between …

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Evaluative Framework for International Collaboration

 The evaluation research reported here had two central aims: To provide formative evaluation of two cases of international collaborations between U.S. and German doctoral programs and to use this experience to develop a framework for evaluation of international  collaboration in doctoral-level science education that allows us to assess the benefits of such international collaborations to students, faculty and graduate programs. In the …

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Innovation in PhD Training – IGERT evaluation report

Evaluation of an IGERT at the University of Washington which aims to train its students to become disciplinary experts who are also highly skilled in collaborative team work and interdisciplinary problem solving. The evaluation was performed at the end of the third year of a five-year grant in order to assess which activities were working in pursuit of their goals, …

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Innovation in PhD Training – IGERT evaluation report

Evaluation of an IGERT at the University of Washington which aims to train its students to become disciplinary experts who are also highly skilled in collaborative team work and interdisciplinary problem solving.  The evaluation was performed at the end of the third year of a five-year grant in order to assess which activities were working in pursuit of their goals, …

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Creating and Sustaining a Culture of Interdisciplinarity

The US National Science Foundation’s Integrative Graduate Education and Research Training (IGERT) programs aim to encourage new approaches to interdisicplinary education.  IGERTS are developed to meet the challenges of educating doctoral level scientists, engineers and educators with the interdisciplinary background, deep knowledge in chosen disciplines and the technical, professional and interpersonal skills to lead their fields and become creative agents …

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