Saturday, 11 January, 8:30–9:45 a.m., Chicago X, Sheraton Chicago
Program arranged by the MLA Committee on Academic Freedom and Professional Rights and Responsibilities
Presiding: David B. Downing, Indiana Univ. of Pennsylvania
Speakers: David B. Downing; Shane Peterson, Washington Univ. in St. Louis; Daniel Purdy, Penn State Univ., University Park; Katina Rogers, MLA; Jentery Sayers, Univ. of Victoria
Katina Rogers's Annotation:My slides and draft remarks are available at http://commons.mla.org/groups/2014-mla-convention-620574474/documents/.
This roundtable explores the responsibility programs have to graduate students given the current job market, including whether programs should continue to admit the same number of students, how to reform graduate education for the job market that exists, how to advise graduate students, and how program directors can respond to institutional pressure to grow, create, and maintain programs.
The Profession – General