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Loyola University, Chicago (Chicago, IL 60611-2147)
Patricia Mooney-Melvin (Project Director: February 2016 to present)

Charting Career Pathways: Enhancing and Sustaining Doctoral Education in the Humanities

Thematic working groups at Loyola University of Chicago (LUC) that are focused on revising admissions guidelines, curricular and professional development, career guidance and mentoring, and humanities assistantships in the field.

This project will engage in planning activities to develop programming to enhance the ability of humanities PhD students to be prepared for and envision multiple career pathways. The goals are to 1) create opportunities for students to see themselves possessing multiple career possibilities; 2) deepen and broaden the nature of advising and mentoring; 3) develop a robust career guidance program; 4) sharpen students’ communication skills; 5) gain experience outside of academe while in school; 6) shape recruitment messaging; and 7) explore curricular possibilities. These goals will be accomplished through pilot workshops for humanities faculty and graduate students, revision of graduate student recruitment messaging, development of “Humanities Communicators” programming, alumni-student mentoring, and curricular and advising revisions. 

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Project fields:
History, General; Literature, General; Philosophy, General

Next Generation Humanities PhD (Planning)

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Grant period:
9/1/2016 – 12/31/2017