In Pursuit of the PhD

In Pursuit of the PhD

NEIL L. RUDENSTINE In Pursuit of the PhD PRINCETON LEGACY LIBRARY In Pursuit of the PhD In Pursuit of the PhD. WILLIAM G. BOWEN Cover.

Author: William G. Bowen

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400862474

Category: Education

Page: 466

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What percentage of graduate students entering PhD programs in the arts and sciences at leading universities actually complete their studies? How do completion rates vary by field of study, scale of graduate program, and type of financial support provided to students? Has the increasing reliance on Teaching Assistantships affected completion rates and time-to-degree? How successful have national fellowship programs been in encouraging students to finish their studies in reasonably short periods of time? What have been the effects of curricular developments and shifts in the state of the job market? How has the overall "system" of graduate education been affected by the expansion of the 1960s and the subsequent contraction in enrollments and degrees conferred? Is there "excess capacity" in the system at the present time? This major study seeks to answer fundamental questions of this kind. It is based on an exhaustive analysis of an unparalleled data set consisting of the experiences in graduate school of more than 35,000 students who entered programs in English, history, political science, economics, mathematics, and physics at ten leading universities between 1962 and 1986. In addition, new information has been obtained on the graduate student careers of more than 13,000 winners of prestigious national fellowships such as the Woodrow Wilson and the Danforth. It is the combination of these original data sets with other sources of national data that permits fresh insights into the processes and outcomes of graduate education. The authors conclude that opportunities to achieve significant improvements in the organization and functioning of graduate programs exist--especially in the humanities and related social sciences--and the final part of the book contains their policy recommendations. This will be the standard reference on graduate education for years to come, and it should be read and studied by everyone concerned with the future of graduate education in the United States. Originally published in 1992. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
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PhD

PhD

Aims to assist a final year Master's student or graduate in making an informed decision on whether or not to pursue a PhD. Provides the reader with an understanding of what a PhD actually is and what it can do for the holder.

Author: Kamarul Zaman Ahmad

Publisher:

ISBN: 9812656162

Category: Doctor of philosophy degree

Page: 144

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Aims to assist a final year Master's student or graduate in making an informed decision on whether or not to pursue a PhD. Provides the reader with an understanding of what a PhD actually is and what it can do for the holder. Explains the structure of the thesis, the process of gathering information and writing.
Categories: Doctor of philosophy degree

In pursuit of societal harmony

In pursuit of societal harmony

Ludmilla A'Beckett, PhD. Monash University, Australia; University of the Free State, ... Maya Khemlani David, PhD, Professor. University of Malaya, Malaysia ...

Author: Ludmilla A?Beckett

Publisher: AFRICAN SUN MeDIA

ISBN: 9781928424123

Category: Education

Page: 197

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ÿ In pursuit of societal harmony: Reviewing the experiences and approaches in officially monolingual and officially multilingual countries contains a selection of papers on language legislation that were presented at the International Conference on Language Policy in Multicultural and Multilingual Settings, Mandalay, Myanmar, 8-11 February 2016. The editors, both members of the International Academy of Language Law / Acad‚mie internationale de droit linguistique, brought together presentations that deal with language legislation and practices in Europe, Asia, Africa and North America. The contributions show that the post-communist trend in language policy has been vastly represented by attempts to eliminate the language, and even the cultural legacy, of the formerly hegemonic nation/s in countries emerging after the collapse of the system. In doing so officials in these countries tend to link the harmonisation of a diverse society with the idea of homogenising its population, and prioritising the cultural legacy of the titular nation. In contrast, some post-colonial countries are more tolerant of the language of their colonisers but consequently do not sufficiently promote the institutionalisation of their indigenous languages.ÿ Furthermore, the absence of visible efforts to follow any legal pattern in this regard often result in a communication gap between government and the various communities. In pursuit of societal harmony therefore challenges from different perspectives the populist notion of ?one nation-one language?, revealing the inherent shortcomings of attempting to establish unity through something as abstract as language without constructively addressing the actual, and mostly gross, inequalities and resulting divisions in many societies. The contributions to this Proceedings suggest that by pursuing social harmony through an alleged common language many countries unwittingly emphasise social inequalities and division and even cultivate the basis for resistance. Scholars that work in the field of language legislation and the sociology of language and readers interested in comparative studies will find the collection of papers presented in this Proceedings an interesting read.ÿ
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The Reimagined PhD

The Reimagined PhD

Since getting my PhD, I have taught in elite settings and been employed by ... Indeed, what drew me to higher education and the pursuit of the PhD was ...

Author: Leanne M Horinko

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9781978809130

Category: Education

Page: 196

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Long seen as proving grounds for professors, PhD programs have begun to shed this singular sense of mission. Prompted by poor placement numbers and guided by the efforts of academic organizations, administrators and faculty are beginning to feel called to equip students for a range of careers. Yet, graduate students, faculty, and administrators often feel ill-prepared for this pivot. The Reimagined PhD assembles an array of professionals to address this difficult issue. The contributors show that students, faculty, and administrators must collaborate in order to prepare the 21st century PhD for a wide range of careers. The volume also undercuts the insidious notion that career preparation is a zero sum game in which time spent preparing for alternate careers detracts from professorial training. In doing so, The Reimagined PhD normalizes the multiple career paths open to PhD students, while providing practical advice geared to help students, faculty, and administrators incorporate professional skills into graduate training, build career networks, and prepare PhDs for a variety of careers.
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Getting a PhD

Getting a PhD

Pole, C. (2000) Technicians and scholars in pursuit of the PhD: some reflections on doctoral study', Research Papers in Education, 1 5: 95-1 1 1 .

Author: John Finn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134284160

Category: Education

Page: 208

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This highly practical guide provides information that will help research students avoid needless mistakes. It informs and advises you about many of the important facets of postgraduate research, including: what it means to conduct research at doctoral level the requirements for independence, contribution to knowledge, originality and suitability for publication planning a research project over a period of time responsible research practice criteria used in the examination of a PhD. Getting a PhD is an essential handbook for PhD students and provides plenty of useful advice for Masters students or undergraduates conducting a research project.
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In Pursuit of Purity Unity and Liberty

In Pursuit of Purity  Unity  and Liberty

McCan, R.L., 'The Conception of the Church in Richard Baxter and John Bunyan: A Comparison and Contrast', University of Edinburgh, PhD, 1955.

Author: Paul Chang-Ha Lim

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004138124

Category: Religion

Page: 263

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This contextualised study illuminates the oft-misunderstood aspects of Richard Baxter's ecclesiology: purity, unity, and liberty. In doing so, it sheds further light on the nature of seventeenth-century English Puritanism, and the quest for the true church and the corresponding conflicts between the Laudians and Puritans.
Categories: Religion

Personal Project Pursuit

Personal Project Pursuit

Personal projects systems and perceived life satisfaction ( Doctoral dissertation , Carleton University , 1979 ) . ... in pursuit of the PhD .

Author: Brian R. Little

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781351554565

Category: Medical

Page: 462

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Personal Project Pursuit is the first book to feature Brian Little's highly respected personal projects analysis (PPA), one of the pioneering theories in contemporary personality and motivational psychology. The book examines both the internal and external dynamics of personal goals and projects and clearly demonstrates that human flourishing is enhanced when individuals are engaged in the pursuit of personal projects. The book opens with the theory and methodologies of personal projects research. The historical perspective on the development of the two dominant research perspectives from personality and developmental psychology is explored. Section II examines the internal dynamics and competing demands of goal formulation and project inception. The third part accentuates the role that social ecologies play in shaping the nature and outcomes of personal projects. These chapters highlight the importance of interpersonal relationships, organizational contexts, and the societal and cultural expectations in affecting the pursuit of personal projects. Ideas for orchestrating the environment to enhance human flourishing are explored. Section IV demonstrates how personal projects can illuminate and enhance human flourishing, from psychological well being to physical health. The book concludes with applications for enhancing human flourishing from individual counseling to public policy. Personal Project Pursuit is intended for advanced students, researchers, and practitioners in personality, social, developmental, industrial/organizational, health, environmental, clinical and counseling psychology interested in motivation and well being. An excellent supplemental text for courses on personality, motivation, positive psychology, well being, personal and life span development, the book's applied focus will appeal to counselors and rehabilitation/occupational therapists.
Categories: Medical

A Handbook for Doctoral Supervisors

A Handbook for Doctoral Supervisors

Bowen, W.G. and Rudenstein, N.L. (1992) In Pursuit of the PhD. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. Boxer, M.J. (1998) Remapping the university: the ...

Author: Stan Taylor

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134309368

Category: Education

Page: 252

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Historically, it has been presumed that being an experienced researcher was enough in itself to guarantee effective supervision. This has always been a dubious presumption and it has become an untenable one in the light of global developments in the doctorate itself and in the candidate population which have transformed demands upon expectations of supervisors. This handbook will assist new and experienced supervisors to respond to these changes. Divided into six parts the book looks at the following issues: changing contexts of doctoral supervision recruiting, selecting and working with doctoral candidates supporting the research project supporting candidates of all nationalities and academic backgrounds supporting completion of projects and examination evaluation and dissemination of practice. A Handbook for Doctoral Supervisors focuses on the practical needs of supervisors, draws examples from a wide range of countries and uses self-interrogation as a means of encouraging readers to reflect upon their practice, making it an essential read for anyone involved in doctoral supervision.
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Women Scholars Navigating the Doctoral Journey

Women Scholars  Navigating the Doctoral Journey

Competing messages suggested to me that having children while in pursuit of a PhD made me a less serious or committed scholar, which in turn, would result ...

Author: Jelane A. Kennedy

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781351202626

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 306

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Over and over, studies have concluded that the doctoral experience is a monumental challenge in higher education, particularly for women. This book, Women Scholars: Navigating the Doctoral Journey, provides an enlightening ethnographic look at women and their doctoral developmental experiences. The book’s aim is to empower women to be able to contextualize their experience while also offering support and inspiring readers to consider alternative ways to successfully approach the doctoral process. Women anticipating and entering the life of academia will benefit from the voices and experiences shared by the women scholars in this book. The essay writers in this volume offer an examination of critical incidents in their doctoral experiences and offer strategies they have found helpful in managing those incidents. The book also addresses challenges presented by the transition from doctoral study to post-doc employment. The volume presents 46 essays from 40 women representing a range of ages, ethnicities, academic disciplines, sexual orientations, family circumstances, and family educational histories. Their stories are told in five stages: Stage 1: Preadmission to Enrollment Stage 2: First Year of Program Stage 3: Second Year Through Candidacy Stage 4: The Dissertation Stage Stage 5: Completion and Transition to Employment These are stories of empowerment, of pitfalls and barriers overcome, of successful negotiations of the graduate school process, of the joys and challenges of scholarly pursuits, of positive help-seeking behaviors and strategies, and of life after the dissertation is completed. Potential applicants for doctoral studies will walk away with a sense that graduate education is possible and that one can be successful. Higher educators in doctoral programs, as well, will acquire a deeper understanding and appreciation for the idiosyncratic challenges facing their female students and, one hopes, develop policies and/or strategies and behaviors that empower and encourage these students’ completion of their doctoral studies.
Categories: Business & Economics

American Higher Education since World War II

American Higher Education since World War II

The “propensity” of college graduates to obtain PhDs turned up sharply ... 6 percent for the PhD classes of 1970–1972.46Thus, the most intense pursuit of ...

Author: Roger L. Geiger

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691190648

Category: Education

Page: 400

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A masterful history of the postwar transformation of American higher education American higher education is nearly four centuries old. But in the decades after World War II, as government and social support surged and enrollments exploded, the role of colleges and universities in American society changed dramatically. Roger Geiger provides the most complete and in-depth history of this remarkable transformation, taking readers from the GI Bill and the postwar expansion of higher education to the social upheaval of the 1960s and 1970s, desegregation and coeducation, and the challenges confronting American colleges today. Shedding critical light on the tensions and triumphs of an era of rapid change, Geiger shows how American universities emerged after the war as the world’s most successful system for the advancement of knowledge, how the pioneering of mass higher education led to the goal of higher education for all, and how the “selectivity sweepstakes” for admission to the most elite schools has resulted in increased stratification today. He identifies 1980 as a turning point when the link between research and economic development stimulated a revival in academic research—and the ascendancy of the modern research university—that continues to the present. Sweeping in scope and richly insightful, this groundbreaking book demonstrates how growth has been the defining feature of modern higher education, but how each generation since the war has pursued it for different reasons. It provides the context we need to understand the complex issues facing our colleges and universities today, from rising inequality and skyrocketing costs to deficiencies in student preparedness and lax educational standards.
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Princeton Alumni Weekly

Princeton Alumni Weekly

IN PURSUIT OF THE PHD Faced simultaneously with an unfavoraWilliam G. Bowen * 58 and Neil L. Rudenstine '56 ble economy and an impending shortage Princeton ...

Author: Jesse Lynch Williams

Publisher: princeton alumni weekly

ISBN: PRNC:32101081978098

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The Ph D Trap Revisited

The Ph D  Trap Revisited

In the opening pages of the 1990 sequel On Time to the Doctorate: A Study of the ... prestigious Princeton University Press published In Pursuit of the PhD, ...

Author: Wilfred Cude

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 9781550023459

Category: Education

Page: 333

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This book lays bare the faults of the Ph.D. program, showing that in most disciplines it is savage, mechanical, and cruel.
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The Marketplace of Ideas Reform and Resistance in the American University Issues of Our Time

The Marketplace of Ideas  Reform and Resistance in the American University  Issues of Our Time

William Bowen and Neil Rudenstine, in their landmark study In Pursuit of the PhD, suggested that one reason for this might be that the paradigms for ...

Author: Louis Menand

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393071472

Category: Education

Page: 176

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"Crisp and illuminating . . . well worth reading."—Wall Street Journal The publication of The Marketplace of Ideas has precipitated a lively debate about the future of the American university system: what makes it so hard for colleges to decide which subjects are required? Why are so many academics against the concept of interdisciplinary studies? From his position at the heart of academe, Harvard professor Louis Menand thinks he's found the answer. Despite the vast social changes and technological advancements that have revolutionized the society at large, general principles of scholarly organization, curriculum, and philosophy have remained remarkably static. Sparking a long-overdue debate about the future of American education, The Marketplace of Ideas argues that twenty-first-century professors and students are essentially trying to function in a nineteenth-century system, and that the resulting conflict threatens to overshadow the basic pursuit of knowledge and truth.
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Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan

41William G. Bowen and Neil L. Rudenstine, In Pursuit of the PhD (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1992), especially chapter 4.

Author: William G. Bowen

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400881369

Category: Education

Page: 184

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Why and how American colleges and universities need to change in order to meet the nation's pressing needs American higher education faces some serious problems—but they are not the ones most people think. In this brief and accessible book, two leading experts show that many so-called crises—from the idea that typical students are drowning in debt to the belief that tuition increases are being driven by administrative bloat—are exaggerated or simply false. At the same time, many real problems—from the high dropout rate to inefficient faculty staffing—have received far too little attention. In response, William G. Bowen and Michael S. McPherson provide a frank assessment of the biggest challenges confronting higher education and propose a bold agenda for reengineering essential elements of the system to meet them. The result promises to help shape the debate about higher education for years to come. Lesson Plan shows that, for all of its accomplishments, higher education today is falling short when it comes to vital national needs. Too many undergraduates are dropping out or taking too long to graduate; minorities and the poor fare worse than their peers, reinforcing inequality; and college is unaffordable for too many. But these problems could be greatly reduced by making significant changes, including targeting federal and state funding more efficiently; allocating less money for "merit aid" and more to match financial need; creating a respected “teaching corps” that would include nontenure faculty; improving basic courses in fields such as math by combining adaptive learning and face-to-face teaching; strengthening leadership; and encouraging more risk taking. It won't be easy for faculty, administrators, trustees, and legislators to make such sweeping changes, but only by doing so will they make it possible for our colleges and universities to meet the nation’s demands tomorrow and into the future.
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Quality in Postgraduate Education

Quality in Postgraduate Education

In Pursuit of the PhD. New Jersey: Princeton University Press. Higher Education Council (1992). The Quality of Higher Education. Canberra: AGPS.

Author: Yoni Ryan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317760870

Category: Education

Page: 192

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This text is designed to respond to the uppermost area of concern in postgraduate education today - that of achieving quality. The book discusses issues of quality and research culture, including criteria for evaluating theses and research applications, and women and overseas students.
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Encyclopedia of African American Education

Encyclopedia of African American Education

... pursue a PhD in psychology at Columbia University in New York. Clark followed the guidance of his mentor and returned to New York in pursuit of a PhD, ...

Author: Kofi Lomotey

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412940504

Category: Education

Page: 1111

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The Encyclopedia of African American Education covers educational institutions at every level, from preschool through graduate and professional training, with special attention to historically black and predominantly black colleges and universities. Other entries cover individuals, organizations, associations, and publications that have had a significant impact on African American education. The Encyclopedia also presents information on public policy affecting the education of African Americans, including both court decisions and legislation. It includes a discussion of curriculum, concepts, theories, and alternative models of education, and addresses the topics of gender and sexual orientation, religion, and the media. The Encyclopedia also includes a Reader's Guide, provided to help readers find entries on related topics. It classifies entries in sixteen categories: " Alternative Educational Models " Associations and Organizations " Biographies " Collegiate Education " Curriculum " Economics " Gender " Graduate and Professional Education " Historically Black Colleges and Universities " Legal Cases " Pre-Collegiate Education " Psychology and Human Development " Public Policy " Publications " Religious Institutions " Segregation/Desegregation. Some entries appear in more than one category. This two-volume reference work will be an invaluable resource not only for educators and students but for all readers who seek an understanding of African American education both historically and in the 21st century.
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International Perspectives on Gender and Mathematics Education

International Perspectives on Gender and Mathematics Education

In pursuit of the PhD. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. Carr, M., & Jessup, D. L. (1997). Gender differences in first grade mathematics strategy ...

Author: Olof Steinthorsdottir

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781617350436

Category: Education

Page: 467

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Why a book on gender issues in mathematics in the 21st century? Several factors have influenced the undertaking of this project by the editors. First, an international volume focusing on gender and mathematics has not appeared since publication of papers emerging from the 1996 International Congress on Mathematical Education (Keitel, 1998). Surely it was time for an updated look at this critical area of mathematics education. Second, we have had lively discussion and working groups on gender issues at conferences of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education [PME] for the past four years, sessions at which stimulating and groundbreaking research has been discussed by participants from many different countries. Some publication seemed essential to share this new knowledge emerging from a wider variety of countries and from different cultural perspectives. Third, some western countries such as Australia and the USA have experienced in recent years a focus on the “boy problem,” with an underlying assumption that issues of females and mathematics have been solved and are no longer worthy of interest. Thus it seemed timely to look more closely at the issue of gender and mathematics internationally. When the idea for this volume first emerged, invitations were issued to those regularly attending the working and discussion groups at PME. Potential authors were charged to focus on gender issues in mathematics and were given wide scope to hone in on the issues that were central to their own research efforts, or were in receipt or in need of close attention in their own national or regional contexts.
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Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned

amounts per student) on what seemed like esoteric PhD programs of relatively small ... 5See William G. Bowen and Neil L. Rudenstine, In Pursuit of the PhD ...

Author: William G. Bowen

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691158082

Category: Education

Page: 184

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Lessons Learned gives unprecedented access to the university president's office, providing a unique set of reflections on the challenges involved in leading both research universities and liberal arts colleges. In this landmark book, William Bowen, former president of Princeton University and of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and coauthor of the acclaimed best-seller The Shape of the River, takes readers behind closed faculty-room doors to discuss how today's colleges and universities serve their age-old missions. With extraordinary candor, clarity, and good humor, Bowen shares the sometimes-hard lessons he learned about working with trustees, faculty, and campus groups; building an effective administrative team; deciding when to speak out on big issues and when to insist on institutional restraint; managing dissent; cultivating alumni and raising funds; setting academic priorities; fostering inclusiveness; eventually deciding when and how to leave the president's office; and much more. Drawing on more than four decades of experience, Bowen demonstrates how his greatest lessons often arose from the missteps he made along the way, and how, when it comes to university governance, there are important general principles but often no single right answer. Full of compelling stories, insights, and practical wisdom, Lessons Learned frames the questions that leaders of higher education will continue to confront at a complex moment in history.
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