PhD Program Best Practices at the University of Florida. A Provost Fellowship Project Spring 2006 Prepared by Sylvia Chan-Olmsted Professor and Associate Dean for Research College of Journalism and Communications. Background of the Project.
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A Provost Fellowship Project
Prepared by Sylvia Chan-Olmsted
Professor and Associate Dean for Research
College of Journalism and Communications
1. Analysis of secondary program data from the graduate school and CGS
2. In-depth personal interviews with the graduate coordinators of selected programs
(Botany, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Economics, English, History, Microbiology, Psychology, Physics, and Sociology)
PhD Completion Rates
PhD Attrition Rates
It is a highly individualized endeavor, but leaders may cultivate an environment that encourages certain productive mentoring practices
Notable positive practices:
Notable negative practices:
low stipend, lack of office space, high student-to-faculty ratio, unstructured curriculum, and very large program size