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Educating scholars : doctoral education in the humanities

Author: Ronald G Ehrenberg; et al
Publisher: Princeton ; Oxford : Princeton University Press, 2010.
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Despite the worldwide prestige of America's doctoral programs in the humanities, all is not well in this area of higher education and hasn't been for some time. The content of graduate programs has undergone major changes, while high rates of student attrition, long times to degree, and financial burdens prevail. In response, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in 1991 launched the Graduate Education Initiative (GEI),  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Educating scholars.
Princeton ; Oxford : Princeton University Press, 2010
(DLC) 2009010082
(OCoLC)317288229
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald G Ehrenberg; et al
ISBN: 9781400831524 1400831520 1282463268 9781282463264
OCLC Number: 659563980
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 348 p.) : ill.
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; Preface and Acknowledgments; List of Abbreviations; Chapter 1. Introduction; Part I. Data, Methods, and Context; Part II. Influences on Attrition, Completion, and Time-to-Degree; Part III. Transition from Graduate Study to Career; Part IV. Lessons and Findings; Appendix A. Data Collection; Appendix B. Questionnaire for the Graduate Education Survey; Appendix C. Outcome Measures; Appendix D. Methodology; Appendix E. Additional Tables and Figures; References; Index.
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Focusing on the state of doctoral education in the humanities, this book reports on the Graduate Education Initiative's - the effort undertaken to improve doctoral programs in the humanities and  Read more...

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