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Graduate Schools and Central Offices – a Conversation with Maresi Nerad about Global Trends in Doctoral Education

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Maresi Nerad
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Lucas Zinner

In this episode Maresi Nerad and Lucas Zinner talk about the global trends in doctoral education, changes in the last years, the role of doctoral and graduate schools and why central offices are so important.

Maresi Nerad is the founding director of the Center for Innovation and Research in Graduate Education (CIRGE) and Professor for in Higher Education in the Leadership in Higher Education Program, College of Education, at the University of Washington, Seattle. 

Further readings:

Nerad, M. Bogle, D., Peters, Ch. Kohl, U., O‘Carroll, C., Scholz, B.  (expected 2022.) Towards a Core Value System in Doctoral Education. London:University of College London Press. (e-book)

Nerad, M. and Evans B. (Eds.). (2014). Globalization and Its Impacts on the Quality of PhD Education Worldwide.  Forces and Forms of Doctoral Education Worldwide. Rotterdam, Netherlands: Sense Publishers. (Received the 2015 AERA, SIG 186 Outstanding Publication Award).  

Chapter 5. Nerad, M. (2014) Developing ‘Fit for Purpose’ Research Doctoral Graduates. Increased Standardization of Quality Measures in PhD Education Worldwide. In Nerad& Evans, Globalization and Its Impacts on the Quality of PhD Education Worldwide.  Forces and Forms of Doctoral Education Worldwide Rotterdam, Netherlands: Sense Publishers.

Cardoso, S., Tavares, O., Sin, C., & Carvalho, T., (eds) (2020)  Structural and Institutional Transformations in Doctoral Education: Social, Political and Student Expectations. Springer Nature Switzerland. Cham, Switzerland: Palmgrave Macmillan.

Nerad, M. (2020). Governmental Innovation Policies, Globalization, and Change in Doctoral Education Worldwide: Are Doctoral Programs Converging? Trends and Tensions. In Cardoso, S., Tavares, O., Sin, C., & Carvalho, T., (eds). Structural and Institutional Transformations in Doctoral Education: Social, Political and Student Expectations. pp. 43-84. Springer Nature Switzerland. Cham, Switzerland: Palmgrave Macmillan.

Yudkevich, H. P. Altbach. & DeWit,  Trends and Issues in Doctoral Education; A Global Perspective. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE. ISBN 9789353882563 (eBook),

Nerad, M. (2020) Doctoral Education Worldwide: Three Decades of Change. (chapter 2). In M. Yudkevich, H. P. Altbach. & DeWit,  Trends and Issues in Doctoral Education; A Global Perspective. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE. ISBN 9789353882563 (eBook), pp.43-84.

Elliot,D, Bengtsen, S. Guccione, K. Kobayashi, S. (2020) The Hidden Curriculum in Doctoral Education. Springer Nature Switzerland. Cham, Switzerland: Palmgrave Macmillan.

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