Wednesday, December 14, 2016

How to Court a Foundation

The Chronicle of Higher Education
Kathryn Masterson
December 11, 2016

The grant that will help Emory University experiment with a new model of doctoral education started with a conversation over dinner two years earlier.

Lisa A. Tedesco, dean of Emory’s graduate school, and David Nugent, a professor of anthropology and director of Emory’s master’s program in development practice, had been chewing over a big question. In a time when a growing number of students are not finding jobs in academe, how could they make graduate education more relevant? Specifically, could they prepare graduate students to use their knowledge in a more practical way, to combine theory and practice to help solve some of the world’s problems?
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