A Research Agenda for Graduate Education
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 to 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.
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- Page Count: 160 pages
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"If you look for research questions and possible frameworks to study graduate education, this is your book! In a comprehensive review of US and European journal articles the author guides the reader through essential topics in graduate education and provides plenty of reasons for producing longitudinal, quality studies to fully understand how graduate education impacts the individual and society. Recommended for funders who write calls for grant proposals that get at the bottom of North American graduate education."
Maresi Nerad, Professor and Director, Center for Innovation of Research in Graduate Education (CIRGE), University of Washington
Author InformationBrian S. Mitchell is a professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Tulane University.
Table of contentsForeword
The Science of Graduate-Level Learning
Graduate Student Career Preparation
Graduate Program Improvement
Subjects and Courses