A Research Agenda for Graduate Education
Published: September 2021© 2021
Imprint: University of Toronto Press
Page Count: 192 Pages
Illustrations: 22 figures
Dimensions: 6.00 x 9.10
192 Pages, 6.00 x 9.10 x 0.90 in, 22 figures
Post-baccalaureate education continues to expand at an accelerated rate as new degree programs are developed, enrollments rise, online instruction matures, and the number of institutions offering advanced degrees increases. Our level of understanding of graduate and professional education has not kept pace, especially in comparison to the depth of scholarship available on primary, secondary, and baccalaureate education.
A Research Agenda for Graduate Education is a call to action for the graduate education community to commit to the same level of research and scholarship on itself that it expects from its students in their own disciplinary training. In this book, Brian S. Mitchell explores the current literature on graduate education for theoretical models that need testing, previous research that needs updating, and future research that may be explored.
The book is divided into research questions on the science of graduate learning, graduate student career preparation, and graduate program improvement, with special attention placed on current research topics. Targeted at higher education researchers, including educational psychologists and disciplinary-based researchers specializing in graduate education, this volume will also be of interest to funding agencies, university administrators, and faculty mentors.
The Science of Graduate-Level Learning
Graduate Student Career Preparation
Graduate Program Improvement
"If you’re looking for research questions and possible frameworks to study graduate education, this book is for you! In a comprehensive review, the author guides the reader through essential topics in graduate education and provides plenty of reasons for producing longitudinal, qualitative studies to fully understand how graduate education impacts the individual and society."Maresi Nerad, Professor and Director, Center for Innovation of Research in Graduate Education (CIRGE), University of Washington
"This insightful book makes a major and timely contribution that is very useful to all who are concerned with understanding and advancing excellence in graduate education. Brian S. Mitchell makes a compelling case that the future of graduate education should be informed by robust data, carefully executed research, and strong theoretical models. He provides a road map for institutional leaders, policy makers, researchers, and faculty members by highlighting key research findings about graduate education in addition to questions still needing research attention."Ann E. Austin, University Distinguished Professor and Interim Dean, College of Education, Michigan State University