OPINION: Four ways to end the Ph.D’s ‘culture of snobbism and hierarchy’

My profession’s core challenge — transforming Ph.D. programs, especially in the humanities, to address twenty-first century needs — remains a matter of concern. We initiate prospective faculty members into a culture of snobbism and hierarchy. Then we wonder why these faculty resist change, instead demonstrating a continued reluctance to teach first-year students and continuing to separate […]