Envisioning the Future of Doctoral Education: Preparing Stewards of the Discipline - Carnegie Essays on the Doctorate / Edition 1

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The development of students as “stewards of the discipline” should be the purpose of doctoral education.  A steward is a scholar in the fullest sense of the term—someone who can imaginatively generate new knowledge, critically conserve valuable and useful ideas, and responsibly transform those understandings through writing, teaching, and application. Stewardship also has an ethical and moral dimension; it is a role that transcends a collection of accomplishments and skills. A steward is someone to whom the vigor, quality, and integrity of the field can be entrusted. The most important period of a steward’s formation occurs during formal doctoral education.

  Envisioning the Future of Doctoral Education is a collection of essays commissioned for the Carnegie Initiative on the Doctorate. The question posed to the essayists in this volume was, “If you could start de novo, what would be the best way to structure doctoral education in your field to prepare stewards of the discipline?” The authors of the essays are respected thinkers, researchers, and scholars who are experienced with and thoughtful about doctoral education.

 

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Meet the Author

Chris M. Golde is a senior scholar at The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, where she is research director for the Carnegie Initiative on the Doctorate.

George E. Walker is a senior scholar at The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, where he directs the Carnegie Initiative on the Doctorate.

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Table of Contents

1 Preparing stewards of the discipline 3
2 Who should do what : implications for institutional and national leaders 23
3 Vectors of change 34
4 Heeding the voices of graduate students and postdocs 46
5 Unmasking uncertainties and embracing contradictions : graduate eduction in the sciences 65
6 Developing scholars and professionals : the case of mathematics 101
7 A time for change? : the mathematics doctorate 120
8 Time for reform? 141
9 Developing breadth and depth of knowledge : the doctorate in chemistry 167
10 Training future leaders 187
11 Maintaining vitality through change : graduate education in neuroscience 211
12 The challenges of multidisciplinarity : neuroscience and the doctorate 226
13 Stewards of a field, stewards of an enterprise : the doctorate in eduction 251
14 Toward a future as rich as our past 268
15 Expanding the domain of history 295
16 Historians, the historical forces they have fostered, and the doctorate in history 311
17 Getting ready to do history 327
18 Rethinking the Ph.D. in English 357
19 Toward a new consensus : the Ph.D. in English 370
20 Words and responsibilities : graduate education and the humanities 390
21 The questions in the back of the book 419
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