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Graduate study for the twenty-first century : how to build an academic career in the humanities

Publication Type:

Book

Source:

Palgrave Macmillan, Volume 2nd, New York, p.340 (2010)

Call Number:

Cubb LB2371.4 .S46 2010

URL:

http://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/8519436

Keywords:

Humanities--Study and teaching (Graduate)--United States, Universities and colleges--United States--Graduate work

Abstract:

Summary: "Many graduate students continue to be regarded as "apprentices" despite the fact that they are expected to design and teach their own classes, serve on university committees, and conference and publish regularly. The Chronicle of Higher Education reports that the attrition rate for American Ph.D. programs is at an all-time high, between 40% and 50% (higher for women and minorities). Of those who finish, only one in three will secure tenure-track jobs. These statistics highlight waste: of millions of dollars by universities and of time and energy by students. Rather than teaching graduate students how to be graduate students, then, the guide prepares them for what they really seek: a successful academic career"--Provided by publisher.