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    2017 Forums

    Whither Knowledge: Notes on the Credibility of Evidence for Policy

    March 6, 2017

    Based on his recent book, The Rising Price of Objectivity: Philanthropy, Government, and the Future of Education Research, Dr. Michael J. Feuer, dean and professor of the George Washington University Graduate School of Education and Human Development and the president of the National Academy of Education offered insights into the state of education research, evidence-based public policy, and the role of philanthropy.


    Rethinking Graduate Education for the 21st Century

    June 5, 2017

    Based on past meetings of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine committee on Rethinking Graduate Education for the 21st Century, Leshner and Sherer talked about the Academies’ on-going work on Revitalizing Graduate STEM Education for the 21st Century.  Following their remarks, the audience offered feedback and insights pertinent to their work.


    Highlights from the 2016 CGS/GRE Survey of Graduate Enrollment & Degrees

    September 20, 2017

    A preview of the 2016 Graduate Enrollment & Degree survey results, which was released to the public on September 28, 201, was presented, including the latest trends in applications for admission to graduate school, first-time and total graduate student enrollment, and graduate degrees and certificates conferred.


    Snapshot Report – From Community College to Graduate and Professional Degrees

    December 19, 2017

    Jason DeWitt, Research Manager, National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, discussed a recently released snapshot report from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. The report is the first Community College to Graduate and Professional Degrees and demonstrates that community colleges serve as a starting point for nearly 20 percent of 2016-17 master’s degree earners, 11 percent of 2016-17 doctoral-research degree earners, and 13 percent of 2016-17 professional degree earners.

    • Jason DeWitt, Research Manager, National Student Clearinghouse Research Center


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