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    Pfund, C. et. al.
    Change, Nov. - Dec. 2012
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    Since almost 80 percent of doctoral students are trained at only 100 research universities, the graduate schools of these institutions are a critical leverage point for improving undergraduate STEM education across the country. If a significant fraction of these universities were to intentionally prepare future STEM faculty as teachers of undergraduates, they would seed the diverse array of undergraduate institutions across the country with thousands of faculty and instructional staff who both teach effectively and continually improve the teaching-learning process.


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