Woodrow Wilson News & Publications
POLICY REPORTS AND OTHER PUBLICATIONS
From time to time the Woodrow Wilson Foundation releases policy-oriented reports, transcripts of public sessions, summaries of conferences, and similar documents. The most recent such documents from various Woodrow Wilson programs are posted below.
A national survey of people who change careers to teach. Conducted by Hart Research Associates and funded by MetLife Foundation, the survey results debunk stereotypes and raise questions about the adequacy of early real-world prep and in-school support.
A national survey of potential midcareer teacher candidates, conducted for Woodrow Wilson by Peter D. Hart Research Associates, includes commentary by Woodrow Wilson senior fellow David Haselkorn. This survey was made possible by a grant from MetLife Foundation.
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A review of current research on the “tipping points" that motivate high-performing college seniors and midcareer professionals to consider teaching careers. The report includes findings from a recent series of focus groups conducted for the Woodrow Wilson Foundation by Public Agenda, with support from Lehman Brothers.
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Ensuring College Success: Scaffolding Experiences for Students and Faculty in an Early College School (26 pp)
by Anne Newton, Jobs for the Future and Kristen Vogt, Associate Director of Woodrow Wilson Early College Initiative
The partnership between Brooklyn College and Science, Technology and Research (STAR) Early College School demonstrates how students benefit when colleges and high schools work together. STAR and its partners carefully designed a Transition Plan which gradually introduces students to college-going experiences and the demands of college coursework, while providing a wide variety of supports tailored to individual needs. Each component of the plan was created through college and high school faculty collaboration, fostered by formal and informal organizational structures of the partnership. Ensuring College Success is a joint publication of Jobs for the Future and the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.
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The Responsive Ph.D.: Innovations in U.S. Doctoral Education (78 pp)
This overview of the Responsive Ph.D. initiative's five years of work with 20 major U.S. research universities presents findings and recommendations for improvements in the Ph.D., emphasizing interdisciplinary scholarship; preparation for work in a range of academic and nonacademic settings; better recruitment/retention of doctoral students of color; and dynamic connections between Ph.D. programs and the broader society.
Diversity and the Ph.D. (60 pp)
Created through Woodrow Wilson's Responsive Ph.D. initiative, Diversity and the Ph.D. looks at a range of mechanisms through which foundations, government agencies, and nonprofits have sought to recruit and retain more minority students in U.S. doctoral programs. Drawing on interviews with the leaders of 13 such programs, the report also points to circumstances that increasingly impede their work.