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352. Graduate Student Perspectives on Reforming Doctoral Study

Tuesday, 10 January, 3:30–4:45 p.m., Ontario, Sheraton Chicago

A special session

Presiding: Heather Steffen, Carnegie Mellon Univ.

1. "The Evolving Value of the Humanities PhD: A Data-Based View of Graduate Students' Perspectives on the Future of the PhD," Gregory Brennen, Univ. of Exeter

2. "'Student' versus 'Teacher': How 'Time to Completion' Influences the Professional Development of Foreign Language Graduate Students," Katie B. Angus, Univ. of Southern Mississippi

3. "Graduate Student Engagement and Time to Degree: Collected Thoughts on a Manifesto," Magdalen Stanley Majors, Wake Forest Univ.

Responding: Leonard Cassuto, Fordham Univ., Lincoln Center

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  • The Profession – General

Author Comment
Subject: The MLA's Guidelines for Graduate Programs
If you are interested in graduate education reform, check out the new guidelines published by the MLA and its Committee on the Status of Graduate Students in the Profession at