10 Ways to Keep Graduate Students From Quitting

For the first time in 14 years, the total number of Ph.D.'s granted by universities in the United States has fallen -- with engineering and physical sciences showing the largest percentage drops. Whether this change presages a teacher shortage of "crisis" proportions, to quote the U.S. Commission on National Security for the 21st Century, is questionable. Higher-education institutions could remedy the situation almost immediately if they encouraged students currently enrolled in graduate