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Scruggs, Richard; McDermott, Paul A.; Qiao, Xin – Innovative Higher Education, 2019
Research impact is very important in academia. This study explored the research impact of faculty in doctoral higher education programs through the use of Hirsch's "h" index as measured by Google Scholar results. Characteristics of the "h" index in this field are discussed, and norms are offered for professors of different…
Descriptors: Faculty Publishing, Reputation, Institutional Characteristics, College Faculty
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Holley, Karri A. – Innovative Higher Education, 2018
Threshold concepts have been widely utilized to understand learning in academic disciplines and student experiences in a disciplinary curriculum. This study considered how threshold concepts might operate within an interdisciplinary setting. Data were collected through interviews with 40 doctoral students enrolled in an interdisciplinary program…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Fundamental Concepts, Neurosciences, Case Studies
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Okahana, Hironao; Klein, Carrie; Allum, Jeff; Sowell, Robert – Innovative Higher Education, 2018
This article is a result of the analysis of student-level enrollment records from twenty-one research universities in the United States, and it contributes to a more robust understanding of timely completion of STEM doctorates by underrepresented minority students. Using multivariate logit regression models, findings indicated that Hispanic/Latino…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Doctoral Programs, Graduate Students, Minority Group Students
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Heflinger, Craig Anne; Doykos, Bernadette – Innovative Higher Education, 2016
The breadth of doctoral education has expanded to include professional development activities in order to prepare students for academic and nonacademic careers. This mixed methods study focused on students' perceptions of professional development opportunities at a Research One university. The findings suggest that most students feel prepared in…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Professional Development, Student Attitudes, Mixed Methods Research
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Zambo, Ron; Zambo, Debby; Buss, Ray R.; Perry, Jill A.; Williams, Tiffany R. – Innovative Higher Education, 2014
Given continued confusion about the Ed.D.degree, universities affiliated with the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED) have re-envisioned it using a set of guiding principles and design features. In this study, we investigated why students and graduates chose to pursue the Ed.D., what and how they learned, how they viewed themselves,…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Education Majors, Student Educational Objectives, Alignment (Education)
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Lambie, Glenn W.; Hayes, B. Grant; Griffith, Catherine; Limberg, Dodie; Mullen, Patrick R. – Innovative Higher Education, 2014
Faculty members in higher education are called to be effective researchers; however, there is limited research examining the research development of Ph.D. students. The cross-sectional, correlational investigation we report here examined levels of research self-efficacy, interest in research, and research knowledge of Ph.D. in education students…
Descriptors: Investigations, Self Efficacy, Student Interests, Doctoral Programs
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Perry, Jill Alexa – Innovative Higher Education, 2014
In this article I report on the application of the lens of Rogers' (1995) change agent roles and Kezar and Lester's (2011) adaptation of tempered radicals in order to understand the leadership roles assumed by three individual faculty members located at three distinct schools of education. These faculty leaders utilized the concepts and…
Descriptors: Schools of Education, Educational Change, Change Strategies, College Faculty
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Thompson, Carla J. – Innovative Higher Education, 2014
The study included an assessment of doctoral students, graduate faculty, and curriculum considerations to determine the degree of infusion of research integrity and responsible conduct of research (RCR) principles within a Doctor of Education program. Study results showed substantial increases in doctoral candidates' knowledge levels of RCR,…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Doctoral Programs, Schools of Education, Research
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Buss, Ray R.; Zambo, Debby; Painter, Suzanne R.; Moore, David W. – Innovative Higher Education, 2013
Recent criticisms of the Educational Doctorate (Ed.D.) have challenged faculty members to create or reform such programs. In response to these concerns, faculty members at a particular institution designed and implemented a new Ed.D. program focused on leadership and innovation. We conducted this action research study in order to examine the…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Schools of Education, College Faculty, Educational Change
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Warnock, Deborah M.; Appel, Sara – Innovative Higher Education, 2012
While researchers have begun to examine the experiences of working class students in undergraduate education more closely, we know less about the experiences of working class students in graduate school. Through a nationwide survey of graduate students enrolled in Ph.D. programs in Sociology, we examined the extent to which working class students…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Working Class, Middle Class, Financial Support
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Browne-Ferrigno, Tricia; Jensen, Jane McEldowney – Innovative Higher Education, 2012
In this article we present an overview of a recently launched cohort-based Ed.D. program that prepares participants to conduct group dissertations. The program, a hybrid model of online learning activities and monthly face-to-face class sessions, is delivered through a partnership between a university's college of education and the administrative…
Descriptors: Doctoral Dissertations, Teaching Methods, Electronic Learning, Technical Institutes
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Holley, Karri A.; Caldwell, Mary Lee – Innovative Higher Education, 2012
The relationship between doctoral students and faculty members has been identified as a key component of a successful graduate school experience. In this article, we consider the challenges inherent in designing and implementing a formal doctoral student mentoring program. By bringing together students, peer mentors, and faculty mentors, the…
Descriptors: Graduate Study, Mentors, Educational Experience, Program Design
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Zambo, Debby – Innovative Higher Education, 2011
Debates about the education doctorate continue; and, while some individuals focus on the problematic, others work to distinguish this degree from the Ph.D. The author is part of the latter, and in this article I explain how faculty members at one university are using action research as a signature pedagogy to create stewards of practice, that is,…
Descriptors: Action Research, Doctoral Dissertations, Content Analysis, College Faculty
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Hyatt, L.; Williams, Peter E. – Innovative Higher Education, 2011
Graduate and post-graduate programs were initially developed by universities to increase discipline-specific mastery. Faculty members impact both the content and quality of such programs as they are responsible for making it relevant in the current climate while also addressing the changes envisaged for society tomorrow. Although studies exist…
Descriptors: Delphi Technique, Leadership, College Faculty, Higher Education