Thinking about our Ph.D. programs

Two interesting articles published in the past week that reflect on the value of a Ph.D. and suggestions on how to improve the experiences of students in our programs; particularly those who are not interested in pursuing a tenure-track faculty position.

First up, an article from the always thoughtful Melonie Fullick over at the Speculative Diction blog at University Affairs entitled “What’s a PhD for? Report raises more questions than it answers.”

The second article is written by Julie Gould over at Nature and talks a bit more about the nuts and bolts of reimagining the Ph.D.

Finally, my own previous blog post on “The Real Value of a Ph.D.”



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