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Appendix B.
Workshop Program


8:30 to 9:00
Breakfast and Registration
9:00 to 9:30
Welcome and Introductions
Jeanne Griffith (Director, Division of Science Resources Studies, NSF)
Bennett Bertenthal (Assistant Director, Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences, NSF)
9:30 to 10:00
Keynote Address, Is Attrition Important, and Why?
Claudia Mitchell-Kernan (UCLA)
10:00 to 10:30
Attrition: What Can We Measure? What Should We Measure?
Charlotte Kuh (Office of Scientific and Engineering Personnel/ National Research Council)
10:30 to 10:45
Break
10:45 to 12:30
Uses and Limitations of Different Kinds of Databases
Moderator: Alan Tupek, Deputy Division Director, Division of Science Resources Studies
Vincent Tinto (Syracuse University), Contextualizing the Study of Graduate Persistence
Charlotte Kuh (Office of Scientific and Engineering Personnel/ National Research Council),
Administrative Databases
Gita Wilder (Educational Testing Service), A Longitudinal Survey
Mark Regets (Division of Science Resources Studies, NSF), Using the National Surveys of Recent College Graduates (NSRCG) & College Graduates (NSCG) to Study Graduate Student Attrition
Carolyn Shettle (Division of Science Resources Studies, NSF), Using the Surveys of Earned Doctorates (SED) and Doctoral Recipients (SDR) to Study Graduate Student Attrition
12:30 to 1:15
Lunch
1:15 to 2:30
Qualitative Approaches to Studying Graduate Student Attrition
Moderator: Carla Howery, American Sociological Association
Toni Clewell (Urban Institute), Current NSF Project on Graduate Attrition
Barbara Lovitts (University of Maryland), Contextual Factors in Graduate Student Attrition
Willie Pearson, Jr. (Wake Forest University), Research on Graduate Student Attrition
2:30 to 2:45
Break
2:45 to 4:00
Professional Society Interest and Data Collection
Moderator: Catherine Gaddy, Commission on Professionals in Science and Technology
Michael Neuschatz (American Institute of Physics), Graduate Attrition in Physics: Some Rough Thoughts and Estimates
Rocco Russo (Educational Testing Service), Research Topics addressed by the AAU/AGS Project for Research on Doctoral Education
Peter Syverson (Council of Graduate Schools), Graduate School-Based Studies of Attrition/Retention
4:00 to 5:00
Future Directions (Group Discussion)
Moderator: Jeanne Griffith, Director, Division of Science Resources Studies, NSF

 


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