Dissertating in the Digital Age
Stephen Berry in Digital Education
In this week's Chronicle of Higher Education, Stacey Patton examines the (sometimes awkward) transition many humanities departments are making as they try to embrace and encourage the digital dimensions of many new dissertations. "Universities face urgent calls to reduce the time it takes to complete degrees, reduce attrition, and do more to prepare doctoral candidates for nonacademic careers," she notes. "Rethinking the academic centerpiece of a graduate education is an obvious place to start if, as many people believe, Ph.D. programs are in a state of crisis."
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