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Gardner / Conceptualizing Success in Doctoral Education


8. How would you describe a “successful” doctoral student in this department? Would that description change in other departments, and if so, how?

9. What about the opposite? What exactly do you see as the issue or problem for students who did not complete the program? What made them“unsuccessful”? Do you feel that the result would have been the same if the student were in another department?

10. In what ways does your department assist graduate students in being suc- cessful?

11. In your opinion, what else could be done to assist graduate students that isn’t already being done?

12. Do you have anything else to add about your impressions of graduate stu- dents in your department?


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