A 1989 survey of over 1,400 doctoral students in chemistry, engineering, microbiology, and sociology at major research universities elicited perceptions of the graduate experience, faculty, departments, academic work, and prospective careers. Findings suggest greater attention should be given to supervision and training of teaching/research assistants, student evaluation, departmental climate, and negative ways in which institutions are changing students. (MSE)
Theme issue: "The Experience of Being in Graduate School: An Exploration," No. 101.