Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Graduate Seminars and the Next Generation

Graduate Seminars and the Next Generation
January 27th, 11:00-12:30, 18th Floor POT

This workshop will bring together faculty to discuss ways to sharpen and add additional competencies within the most traditional training ground for humanities and social science PhDs, the graduate seminar.  In this workshop, we will explore how departments and individual faculty can rethink their seminars to include discussions, content, and assignments that address the versatility of the Humanities and Social Science PhD, the development of digital and quantitative literacy, working collaboratively toward common goals with others, and the development of intellectual self-confidence. 

No one seminar or faculty member can provide these skills and competencies; thus the workshop will address strategies for departments and faculty to implement these changes in small and possibly large ways. Dr. Bokovoy is chair of the history department at University of New Mexico which is participating in a pilot program funded by the American Historical Association-Mellon Foundation Initiative on Career Diversity and the History PhD.

Click here for a short white paper produced by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada and McGill University which provides useful background information for this workshop.