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Preparation for Industry
However, some concerns were expressed about the level of additional education that is needed before recent graduates become fully participatory employees. Here is an example of a response from one major industrial employer that hires 150-400 advanced-degree people into its laboratories each year from many universities and in many disciplines:
Preparation for Teaching
Almost everyone expressed support for better preparation of graduate students for teaching. Respondents generally cited numerous reasons for this improvement, including the following:
· Students pay high tuition for instruction, and they deserve better. Courses taught via recitation do not help students learn or graduate students teach.
· It is wrong to assume that anyone working on a PhD is automatically able to teach.
· Students aiming at careers in academe should take formal teacher-training courses to learn pedagogy as well as they learn research.
For example, the following comment is from a graduate dean and provost: