Graduate Study for the Twenty-First Century

How to Build an Academic Career in the Humanities

  • Authors
  • Gregory M. Colón Semenza

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Gregory M. Colón Semenza
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  3. Gregory M. Colón Semenza
    Pages 10-30
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    Pages 31-45
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  15. Back Matter
    Pages 268-319

About this book

Introduction

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. programmes 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.

Keywords

education higher education management participation Portfolio Seminar statistics teaching university

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9781403979346
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2005
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social & Cultural Studies Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4039-6936-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4039-7934-6
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