Are we producing too many PhDs? Does the current graduate education system adequately prepare science and engineering students for today's marketplace? How do foreign students enter the picture? What should be the PhD of the future? These and other questions are addressed in this book by a blue-ribbon panel of scientists and engineers. Recommendations are aimed at creating a new PhD that would retain the existing strengths of the current system while substantially increasing the information available, the potential versatility of students, and the career options afforded to them by their PhD education.
Table of Contents
|1 THE CHANGING CONTEXT OF GRADUATE EDUCATION||11-18|
|2 THE EMPLOYMENT OF GRADUATE SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS||19-46|
|3 THE EDUCATION OF GRADUATE SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS||47-64|
|4 DISCUSSION OF MAJOR RELATED ISSUES||65-74|
|5 CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS||75-92|
|APPENDIX A: BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION ON COMMITTEE MEMBERS||93-96|
|APPENDIX B: STATISTICS ON GRADUATE EDUCATION OF SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS||97-138|
|APPENDIX C: EMPLOYMENT TRENDS AMONG SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS WITH GRADUATE DEGREES||139-172|
|APPENDIX D: RESPONDENTS TO CALL FOR COMMENTS||173-178|
|APPENDIX E: PANELISTS||179-182|
|APPENDIX F: CALL FOR COMMENTS: SUMMARY OF RESPONSES||183-196|
|APPENDIX G: SUMMARY OF RESPONSES TO SURVEY ON INFORMATION NEEDS||197-202|
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