The Future of Higher Education
As the opening forum for our 5th year of this program, we’d like to ask you, our most innovative and engaging Scholars:
What would you change in higher education?
How would you rethink graduate education?
If you could change one component about your own academic program, what would it be, and why?
- More collaborative projects?
More support for interdisciplinary work?
Better mentoring or advising?
Acceptance of digital academic scholarship?
Alternatives to the dissertation?
Practical training for disciplinary requirements, including publishing and conferences?
If you could design or request a workshop – outside of regular coursework – within your department, what would it cover?
What are some concrete changes to ensure graduate students are positioned for life even in this dire academic job market?
Has your department or campus developed a useful program for graduate students?
This forum is inspired by a recent workshop called Rethinking Humanities Graduate Education, which was organized by the Scholarly Communication Institute (SCI) and the Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes (CHCI). You can read the executive summary, full report of the meeting's discussion, and see the list of participants. We welcome feedback on the ideas in the report and look forward to hearing your own suggestions and experiences.
Guests joining the discussion:
Jentery Sayers, Assistant Professor of English at the University of Victoria (and former HASTAC Scholar)
Bethany Nowviskie, Director of Digital Research & Scholarship at the University of Virginia Library and Associate Director of the Scholarly Communication Institute
Katina Rogers, Senior Research Specialist, Scholarly Communication Institute
Ernesto Priego, Editor, Networked Researcher, and as of January 2013, Lecturer in Library Science, City University London