Graduate STEM Education for the 21st Century

Graduate STEM Education for the 21st Century

10 GRADUATE STEM EDUCATION FOR THE 21ST CENTURY • Federal and state agencies, universities, ... Federal and state funding agencies and private funders that support graduate education and training should adjust their award policies and ...

Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309472739

Category: Education

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The U.S. system of graduate education in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) has served the nation and its science and engineering enterprise extremely well. Over the course of their education, graduate students become involved in advancing the frontiers of discovery, as well as in making significant contributions to the growth of the U.S. economy, its national security, and the health and well-being of its people. However, continuous, dramatic innovations in research methods and technologies, changes in the nature and availability of work, shifts in demographics, and expansions in the scope of occupations needing STEM expertise raise questions about how well the current STEM graduate education system is meeting the full array of 21st century needs. Indeed, recent surveys of employers and graduates and studies of graduate education suggest that many graduate programs do not adequately prepare students to translate their knowledge into impact in multiple careers. Graduate STEM Education for the 21st Century examines the current state of U.S. graduate STEM education. This report explores how the system might best respond to ongoing developments in the conduct of research on evidence-based teaching practices and in the needs and interests of its students and the broader society it seeks to serve. This will be an essential resource for the primary stakeholders in the U.S. STEM enterprise, including federal and state policymakers, public and private funders, institutions of higher education, their administrators and faculty, leaders in business and industry, and the students the system is intended to educate.
Categories: Education

Academic Library Services for Graduate Students Supporting Future Academics and Professionals

Academic Library Services for Graduate Students  Supporting Future Academics and Professionals

... the realities and complexities of 21st- century academic and professional environments, librarians and information professionals must understand and be able to support graduate students based on their differing identities and roles.

Author: Carrie Forbes

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440869549

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 274

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Providing practical and theoretical chapters on academic library services for graduate students, this volume helps information professionals support this often-overlooked campus population to address their multiple roles and identities as students and as future faculty members or professionals. As more and more students attend graduate programs, many higher education institutions have established professional development programs to help graduate students learn the wide range of skills needed to be successful as both students and as future professionals or academics. To presuppose that graduate students are proficient library users is a mistake. Graduate students need and want help, and many libraries are now offering specialized services for this diverse population. Contributors to this edited volume provide case studies and practical advice on academic library services for graduate students that support their multiple roles on campus and address the complex social and emotional issues related to their other roles as parents, working adults, caretakers, and more. As academic libraries shift from functioning primarily as collections repositories to collaborating as key players in discovery and knowledge creation, value-added services for graduate students are even more central to libraries' changing missions. This book makes an important contribution to the ongoing professional conversation and is a useful tool for librarians who want to better support graduate students at their institutions. Provides case studies and practical advice for specialized library services for an often-overlooked academic population Highlights innovative designs for instructional and outreach programming, as well as physical library spaces, that target the needs of graduate students Describes best practices for tailoring library services to the unique needs of graduate students with divergent career goals Demonstrates how academic librarians can contribute to lifelong learning and workplace information literacy by supporting graduate students, not only as students but also as future academics and professionals Details collaborative endeavors that result in services and programming which address the holistic needs of 21st-century graduate students
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Reimagined PhD

The Reimagined PhD

Networking for the twenty-first- century PhD student, however, usually isn't anything like this. ... Rather, twenty-first-century PhD students and those who support them must actively seek to build professional networks in graduate ...

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.
Categories: Education

Information Technology for the 21st Century

Information Technology for the 21st Century

At major research universities that receive the bulk of federal research funding , the numbers of students supported exceed 50 % . This funding of students , facilities and research allows universities to play a unique role in creating ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science. Subcommittee on Basic Research

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000043053605

Category: Information technology

Page: 301

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Categories: Information technology

Plant Biology Research and Training for the 21st Century

Plant Biology Research and Training for the 21st Century

The NSF survey reports that in 1988–1989, there were 7,317 graduate students and about 1,120 postdoctoral fellows in this field. Twenty-one percent of the graduate students and 53% of the postdoctoral fellows were supported by federal ...

Author: National Research Council

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309046794

Category: Science

Page: 80

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Faster progress in plant biology research could benefit agriculture, the environment, medicine, and our understanding of basic biological processes. This book clearly and directly describes the impediments to greater achievements in plant science and suggests solutions. It presents an innovative plan that would create a comprehensive federal system of management and financial support for plant biology research and training.
Categories: Science

An Ocean Blueprint for the 21st Century

An Ocean Blueprint for the 21st Century

5.1.1.1.2 Types of Student Financial Support Forty - six graduate programs of the 63 queried reported on the type of financial support their students received during AY2001 . These results are presented in Figure 5-4 , which illustrates ...

Author: United States. Commission on Ocean Policy

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105114015915

Category: Marine resources

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Accompanying DVD contains 2 segments: the first shows the developmental process into making the report, the second shows a summary of the findings and recommendations of the report.
Categories: Marine resources

A University for the 21st Century

A University for the 21st Century

To foster versatility, there should be broadening of the mechanisms for the federal support of graduate students. The shift from portable fellowships and traineeships to research assistantship as the predominant method of graduate ...

Author: James J. Duderstadt

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472110919

Category: Education

Page: 358

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The challenges facing higher education and the future of the American university as we enter a new century
Categories: Education

A Handbook for Supporting Today s Graduate Students

A Handbook for Supporting Today s Graduate Students

Conclusion Graduate students face challenging, highly individualized career choices. ... Professional development: Shaping effective programs for STEM graduate students. ... Graduate STEM education for the 21st century.

Author: David J. Nguyen

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9781642670677

Category: Education

Page: 264

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Despite continued growth in enrollments, graduate program attrition rates are of great concern to academic program coordinators. It is estimated that only 40 to 50 percent of students who begin Ph.D. programs complete their degrees. This book describes programs, initiatives, and interventions that lead to overall student retention and success. Written for graduate school administrators, student affairs professionals, and faculty, this book offers ways to better support today’s graduate student population, addresses the needs of today’s changing student demography and considers the challenges today’s graduate students face inside and outside of the classroom. The opening section highlights the shifting demographics and contextual factors shaping graduate education over the past 20 years, while the second describes institutional practices to develop the requisite academic and professional development necessary to succeed in master’s and doctoral programs. In conclusion, the editors curate a conversation about different ways institutions can support graduate students beyond the classroom.
Categories: Education

Student Experiences and Educational Outcomes in Community Engagement for the 21st Century

Student Experiences and Educational Outcomes in Community Engagement for the 21st Century

other issues regarding community engagement and student educational experiences in the 21st century. ... Chapter 9, “Supporting Graduate Students to Implement Community-Engaged Research,” by Audrey Faye Falk and Brittany Vine (Merrimack ...

Author: Crosby, Cathryn

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522508755

Category: Education

Page: 306

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Today’s students face the challenge of finding a career and a passion while facing economic uncertainty. Service learning has the potential to challenge and inspire students as they hone their skills. An increasingly popular subject, service and experiential learning are changing the way education is taught worldwide. Student Experiences and Educational Outcomes in Community Engagement for the 21st Century collects and analyzes students’ experiences in diverse service-learning contexts, giving fodder for rethinking strategies and finding optimal pedagogies for successful community engagement. This unique publication is ideal for educators, administrators, policy makers, and students of education.
Categories: Education

Science the Departments of State Justice and Commerce and Related Agencies Appropriations for 2007 Justification of the budget estimates Office of Science and Technology Policy National Science Foundation NASA

Science  the Departments of State  Justice  and Commerce  and Related Agencies Appropriations for 2007  Justification of the budget estimates  Office of Science and Technology Policy  National Science Foundation  NASA

DGE accomplishes this by providing fellowships and traineeships , by supporting innovations in STEM graduate education to prepare students for the challenges of the new century , and by building stronger links between higher education ...

Author: United States

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951D02577535W

Category: Government publications

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Categories: Government publications