While too many graduate programs continue to focus on tenure track placement rates, a growing proportion of humanities scholars are embracing a much broader range of intellectually stimulating careers. In order to help graduate programs better equip their students for careers as scholars both inside and outside academe, the Scholarly Communication Institute has recently undertaken a study that will move the conversation about “alt-ac” careers from anecdote to data. Katina Rogers will discuss the results and implications of the study, and will give a preview of a complementary project, called the Praxis Network, that showcases exemplary programs providing innovative training.
Katina Rogers is Senior Research Specialist with the Scholarly Communication Institute, a Mellon-funded humanities think tank based in the University of Virginia’s Scholars’ Lab. Her current research focuses on graduate education reform, career paths for humanities scholars, and innovative modes of scholarly production. Katina holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of Colorado.
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Sponsored by the Humanities Education Focal Group, and the DLCL Project for Assessing Graduate Education, chaired by Professor Russell Berman.