An Interview With the Authors of THE NEW PhD: How to Build a Better Graduate Education

(Johns Hopkins University Press; December 29, 2020), Leonard Cassuto and Robert Weisbuch outline a more timely and versatile PhD that will end this waste of talent and treasure. The authors describe how to renovate academia’s highest degree to ready  PhD graduates to use their expertise more broadly, to tackle the big challenges not only in education but also in every social sector from government to technology to industry.  If you could reinvent the American PhD from scratch what would it look like?  The first precept is simply this: Graduate schools should build their programs backward from what students need. In today’s […]
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