[Humanist] 26.159 career preparation?

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Sat Jul 14 01:41:49 CEST 2012

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 159.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2012 23:32:51 +0100
        From: Ray Siemens <siemens at uvic.ca>
        Subject: Study on career preparation in humanities graduate programs
        In-Reply-To: <CALvPf83sdOn_Go6pkjjRpFXyJHkTK50Fk2g=OC2b3Cds1-XjGg at mail.gmail.com>

The Scholarly Communication Institute (http://uvasci.org/) is conducting a study on career preparation in humanities graduate programs. As part of this study, we are administering two confidential surveys: the first is for people on alternative academic career paths (that is, people with graduate training in the humanities and allied fields working beyond the professoriate); the second is for their employers. The surveys will be open until October 1, 2012.

Humanities scholars come from a wide array of backgrounds and embark on a variety of careers in areas like libraries, museums, archives, higher education and humanities administration, publishing, research and technology, and more. SCI anticipates that data collected during the study will contribute to a deeper understanding of the diversity of career paths that humanities scholars pursue after their graduate studies, while also highlighting opportunities to better prepare students for a range of careers beyond the tenure track.

The study complements the public database that SCI recently created as a way to clarify the breadth of the field, and to foster community among a diverse group (available at http://altacademy.wufoo.com/reports/who-we-are/).

Both the database and the surveys are being administered by Dr. Katina Rogers as part of SCI's current phase of work -- which includes a close concentration on graduate education reform and the preparation of future knowledge workers, educators, and cultural heritage and scholarly communications professionals.

The survey results will help us to make curriculum recommendations so that graduate programs may better serve future students, and anonymized or summarized data will be made available at at a later date via http://uvasci.org. Please contact Katina at katina.rogers at virginia.edu<mailto:katina.rogers at virginia.edu> if you’d like to know more.

•Complete the main survey: http://alt-academy.questionpro.com/
•Complete the employer survey: http://alt-academy.employers.questionpro.com/

Thank you in advance for your time and support on this project.

Katina Rogers, Ph.D.
Senior Research Specialist
Scholarly Communication Institute
uvasci.org http://uvasci.org/  | katina.rogers at virginia.edu<mailto:katina.rogers at virginia.edu>

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