Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Alt Ac and "Disconnected Realities"
A new article in Inside Higher Ed by Carol Straumsheim, "'Alt-Ac' Realities," cites a new survey by The Scholarly Communication Institute at the University of Virginia that calls for humanities graduate programs to take a more pro-active and aggressive approach to alt-ac career counseling. "Ideally, the report reads, humanities departments should temper their students’ expectations about finding a career in academe before even admitting them, and continue to highlight alt-ac opportunities through career counseling." See also "Humanities Unbound: Careers & Scholarship Beyond the Tenure Track," by Katina Rogers, also cited in the article.