'Junior Colleague' Graduate Training Model Prepares Students for Professorship

Academic Leader

It's not enough for graduate programs to prepare content experts. The complexity of the many faculty roles demands a broader preparation for careers in academe. Recognizing this need, the Psychology Department at West Virginia University (WVU) provides extensive career preparation for its graduate students using an approach that treats graduate students as "junior colleagues"—giving them valuable experience in the department's research, teaching, and service activities.

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