The Graduate School Mess: What Caused It and How We Can Fix it

The Graduate School Mess: What Caused It and How We Can Fix it

by Leonard Cassuto

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Overview

American graduate education is in disarray. Graduate study in the humanities takes too long and those who succeed face a dismal academic job market. Leonard Cassuto gives practical advice about how faculty can teach and advise students so that they are prepared for the demands of the working worlds they will join, inside and outside the academy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780674495616
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 09/14/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 969,684
File size: 819 KB

Table of Contents

Cover Title Copyright Dedication Contents Introduction: In Search of a Usable Future Chapter 1. Admissions Admissions in the Early Days of Research Universities The University Grows: 1900 to 1945 A Brief Postwar Golden Age, Then a Long Depression What Now? Looking Ahead Chapter 2. Classwork: The Graduate Seminar and Beyond Offerings Versus Curriculum Content and Its Discontents Teaching Career Choices Chapter 3. The Comprehensive Exam: Capstone or Cornerstone? Chapter 4. Advising The Student-Adviser Relation: Basics and Ground Rules Recognizing Student Differences Students Who Progress and Students Who Don’t Advising Graduate Students Who Look Beyond the Professoriate On Mentoring Chapter 5. Degrees The Doctorate The Master’s Degree Chapter 6. Professionalization The Time-to-Degree Conundrum Graduate Student Debt Matters Chapter 7. The Job Market Reconceived Communications Problems Self-Sabotage Via the Perils of Prestige A Broader View of Comparative Advantage Keyword: Placement The Road Ahead Conclusion: In Search of an Ethic The Business of the University The Mission of the University The Environment of the University The Responsibility of the University Coda Notes Acknowledgments Index

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