History departments should publish detailed placement records, says AHA
- A new American Historical Association policy statement suggests that history departments should publish detailed records--going back at least 10 years--of where their graduate students end up working, as well as keeping information up to date when former students move on to other jobs.
- The statement comes as historians, professors and grad students debate the state of the academic job market and question whether those considering a doctoral education are getting the full picture when it comes to their future employment prospects.
- At present, some history departments' lists go back only a few years, and only include students who reported placements as opposed to those who are unemployed or underemployed.
From the article:
A new policy statement by the American Historical Association suggests that history departments should publish records of where their graduate students end up working. And this means not just a few success stories, but details going back at least 10 years, while keeping current information on former students who move on to other jobs. ...
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