02 mars 2014

The case for cutting PhD programmes

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy William Patrick Leonard. The United States’ economic recovery has buoyed its employment market. While the nation’s unemployment rate is still relatively high, it is lower than the job market for doctorally-prepared faculty. That market has an oversupply of jobseekers. This supply-demand misalignment has drawn the attention of the Council of Graduate Schools. With foundation aid, it is embarking on a year-long feasibility study following the careers of PhD graduates from among its 500 member institutions. Read more...
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