Wednesday, March 16
Rethinking Higher Education – Ph.Ds
Between 2005 and 2009, American universities produced more than 100,000 doctoral degrees. In that same period there were just 16,000 new professorships. With far more people being graduated than there are jobs, is the model for academic Ph.D. programs broken? Are some of our most brilliant minds becoming just a source of cheap, disposable labor for Universities? We wrap up our Rethinking Higher Education series today with a look at Ph.D.s. We’re joined by Andrew Hacker, a professor at Queens College and the co-author of Higher Education? How Colleges Are Wasting Our Money and Failing Our Kids and What We Can Do About It (Ph.D., Princeton); Dawn Mendoza, an associate professor of English at Dean College in Franklin, Mass (Ph.D., Tufts); Dr. Tiffany Magnolia, an associate professor of English at North Shore Community College (Ph.D., Tufts); and Jacob Berlin, an assistant professor of molecular medicine at the City of Hope Cancer Center in Duarte, California (Ph.D., California Institute of Technology, 2006). Kara Miller (Ph.D., Tufts) hosts.