Last year, the NEH awarded UCSC a Next Generation Humanities PhD Planning Grant to help support the campus in instituting wide-ranging changes in its humanities doctoral programs. As such a process process will ultimately affect everyone in the Humanities division, the grant participants would like to invite Humanities affiliates to a town-hall style forum for a short presentation about our NEH grant, as well as to provide an opportunity in which to share ideas, thoughts, and concerns about the state, and future of, humanities graduate education at UCSC–and in general. We hope to integrate the feedback we receive into the strategies that each of our working groups are in the process of developing in order to better serve the UCSC humanities community. After a short introduction about the grant, an informal panel discussion will provide some groundwork for a larger, audience-based conservation regarding topics such as community building within/among graduate students and faculty, skills development opportunities for humanities students, and understanding/defining expectations for mentor/mentee relationships. As part of our town hall discussion, we provide a modest and optional selection of articles from the Chronicle of Higher Education as background reading for those who would like to participate.
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PhD+ Workshop Series
Please join us for the second year of PhD+ Workshops, hosted by the Institute for Humanities Research. We will meet monthly, over lunch, to discuss: possible career paths for PhDs, internship possibilities, grants/fellowships, work/life balance, elements of style, online identity issues, and much, much more.
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