Graduate students are invited to join an engaging dinner series that doubles as a discussion community, funded over the past two years and started by the Humanities Council, in a joint venture with the Graduate School.
Participants will connect with people from parts of the university they may not often see, such as faculty members from different fields, or administrators ranging from deans to university press editors, in a setting that emphasizes common cause, not hierarchy.
We meet every few weeks from October through early December, with two site visits, to a state college and a community college, after the winter break, followed by a final social gathering early in the spring semester.
All sessions, taking place from 4:30 – 6 p.m., are listed below. While the conversations are wide-ranging, the reading load is minimal; we know that everyone is busy.
- Tuesday, Oct. 1 – Session 1: An overview of higher education in America
- Tuesday, Oct. 22 – Session 2: The history and growth of graduate education in America, and elsewhere
- Tuesday, Nov. 5 – Session 3: International Perspectives (Europe, Asia)
- Tuesday, Nov. 19 – Session 4: Data Science and Higher Education
- Tuesday, Dec. 10 – Session 5: Professionalization
- After winter break – Session 6: Tenure: Past, Present, Future?, plus two site visits
The cohort will be limited to approximately 15 eligible graduate students, and preference will be given to Ph.D. students in the Humanities and Social Sciences.
As you know, these are challenging times for our institutions and our profession. This workshop focuses on a subject we all need to think about—and discuss—together.
In development for the coming academic year, under the new rubric of GRADFutures, are two new Humanities-Council funded cohorts that will involve Writing/Public Speaking and Academic Publishing.