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Ph.D. Completion and Attrition: Policies and Practices to Promote Student Success

Policies and Practices to Promote Student Success This is the fourth in a series of monographs from the CGS Ph.D. Completion Project. This monograph reports on policies and practices at participating institutions that aim to improve Ph.D. completion rates and reduce attrition in doctoral programs.

These policies and practices include both those that had been in place at these institutions prior to their participation in the Ph.D. Completion Project and those currently being implemented as part of the project.

Policies and practices are categorized into six broad institutional and programmatic categories including, selection and admissions; mentoring and advising; financial support; research mode of the field; curricular and administrative processes and procedures; and program environment. .

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Information on the first book in this series: Ph.D. Completion and Attrition: Analysis of Baseline Program Data from the Ph.D. Completion Project (released Dec. 2007)

Information on the second book in this series: Ph.D. Completion and Attrition: Analysis of Baseline Demographic Data from the Ph.D. Completion Project (released Sept. 2008)

Information on the third book in this series: Ph.D. Completion and Attrition: Findings from Exit Surveys of Ph.D. Completers (released Sept. 2009)

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