Graduate Program in Neuroscience
-> Carnegie Initiative on the Doctorate
Carnegie Initiative on the Doctorate
How do we define success in training graduate
students for the doctoral degree?
What is an effective mentoring relationship
to a student?
How can we improve delineation of our strengths
in recruitment of graduate students?
What does it mean to be a "steward of
the discipline" of Neuroscience?
These are questions being addressed by the Graduate Program in
Neuroscience at the University of Minnesota in partnership with
the Carnegie Foundation. The Graduate Program in Neuroscience
recently was selected as one of only nine neuroscience programs
nation-wide to participate in the Carnegie Initiative on the Doctorate
(CID), a multi-year action and research project aimed at improving
doctoral education at American universities.
The CID is supported by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement
of Teaching, an organization chartered by Congress in 1906. According
to Carnegie President, Lee S. Shulman, the CID "is grounded
in the belief that taking a considered look at doctoral education,
and enhancing its practice, will improve student learning, enhance
the teaching of research skills (what we are calling the 'pedagogy
of research'), as well as enhance the practice of teaching."
The CID is designed to support the efforts of graduate programs
to more purposefully structure their training activities.
For more information on what is being done within our program please visit our CID snapshot at: http://www.cfkeep.org/html/snapshot.php?id=48087897
For more information on the CID please visit their website at: http://www.carnegiefoundation.org/CID