Curricular Reform Resources

"reorienting doctoral education to a student-centered educational environment ... requires rethinking the core doctoral curriculum and requirements" – AAU PhD Education Initiative


AHA Career Diversity: sample syllabi, workshop outlines etc.

AHA Career Diversity – Five Skills

Balleisen, E. and M. Lamonaca Wisdom, Reimagining the Humanities PhD: A Guide for Phd Programs and Faculty (2019), esp. pp. 3-6  ("PhD Program Coursework, the Grad Seminar, and the Humanities Lab)

Cassuto, L., "Doctoral Training Should Include an Internship," Chronicle of Higher Education  (August 2020)

Cassuto, L., The Graduate School Mess: What Caused it and How to Fix it. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2015. 
(Especially chapters 2-3). 

Cassuto, L., "Will Covid Finally Force Us to Fix Our Broken Doctoral Advising?" Chronicle of Higher Education  (January 2021)

Faculty Resources for Developing Skills in Communication and Collaboration; Quantitative and Digital Literacy; Intellectual Self-Confidence [AHA]

Loss, C. P. / CGS, "Future of the Dissertation"

MLA, Faculty Toolkit Module 4, "Starting the Conversation with the Faculty and Administration"

MLA, Faculty Toolkit Module 5, "Changing Departmental Culture through Curriculum"

MLA, "Task Force on Doctoral Studies in Modern Language and Literature" executive summary 

Smith, S., Manifesto for the Humanities: Transforming Doctoral Education in Good Enough Times. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 2015, esp. pp. 113-72.

UNC Chapel Hill, Next Gen White Paper, "Rethinking the Traditional Dissertation"