Cornell University

Cornell Higher Education Research Institute

273 Ives Faculty Building, 607-255-4424

"Doctoral Education and the Faculty of the Future"

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

October 8 - 9, 2006

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Please note if a (*) follows the title of the paper, the paper has not yet been made available for the conference. Papers for the conference will be added onto this site as soon as they become available.

"Conference Agenda" Ronald Ehrenberg
Improving PhD Education (1)
"The Graduate Education Initiative: Description and Preliminary Findings" Ronald Ehrenberg (Cornell University), Jeffrey Groen (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics), Harriet Zuckerman and Sharon Brucker (Andrew W. Mellon Foundation)
"The Council of Graduate Schools' PhD Completion Project" * Debra Stewart and Daniel Denecke (Council of Graduate Schools)
"Confronting Common Assumptions: Designing Future Oriented Doctoral Education" Maresi Nerad (University of Washington)
Improving PhD Education (2)
"Apprenticeship and Intellectual Community: Lessons from the Carnegie Initiative on the Doctorate" George Walker, Chris Golde, Laura Jones, and Andrea Bueschel (Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching)
"Three Ways of Winning Doctoral Education: Rate of Progress, Degree Completion, and Time to Degree" Michael Nettles and Catherine Millett (Educational Testing Service)
"Accounting for the Difference in PhD Creation Rates Across Liberal Arts Colleges" Robert Lemke (Lake Forest College)
"The Impact of Undergraduate Research Experiences on Student Intellectual Growth, Affective Development, and Interest in Doing Graduate Work in STEM: A review of the empirical literature" Myles Boylan (National Science Foundation)
Increasing Representation of People of Color in the PhD Pool
"What Faculty Still Don't Understand About Race in America" Richard Tapia and Cynthia Johnson (Rice University)
"Increasing Minority Representation in the Mathematical Sciences: Good models but no will to scale up their impact." Carlos Castillo-Chavez (Arizona State University)
"Curriculum Intensity in Graduate Preparatory Programs: Impact on Performance and Progression to Graduate Study among Minority Students in Economics" Charles Becker (Duke University) and Gregory Price (Jackson State Unviersity)
"Assessing Programs to Improve Minority Participation in STEM Fields: What We Know and What We Need to Know" Cheryl Leggon and Willie Pearson, Jr. (Georgia Institute of Technology)
Programs to Increase Representation of Women in Science and Engineering
"Increasing Femaile Representation in the Life Sciences" * Jong-on-Hahm (George Mason University)
"Attracting and Retaining Women in Engineering: The Tufts Experience" Linda Abriola and Margery Davies (Tufts University)
Internationalization of Doctorate Education
"Do Foreign Doctorates Displace Native Doctorates in American Universities?" Liang Zhang (University of Minnesota)
"Internationalization of U.S. Doctorate Education" Sarah Turner (Univeristy of Virginia) and John Bound (University of Michigan)
"What the War on Terrorism has Meant for Colleges and Universities" Michael A. Olivas (University of Houston)
Dinner Speaker
"TBA" * Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson (President, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI))