Along with rethinking the dissertation, the report suggests, it is time to rethink “the entire graduate curriculum.” While each institution will need to think about its own mission in graduate education, the next generation of scholars — if they are to produce new types of scholarship — need to be trained differently, the report says.The more I read, the less interested I get in being an English professor at a research university. Not that I ever really had particular interest in that job in the first place.
Feal said one goal of the entire report was “contextualizing” the way graduate education and academic careers have been defined. The role of the monograph is relatively recent, she said, and realizing that current models haven’t been set in stone can encourage reform.
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