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    The Future of the Doctoral Dissertation

    Broadening notions of PhD career paths; team science; big data: so much about doctoral education is changing. Should dissertations change too? If so, how?


    CGS is leading the graduate community in discussions about the future of the PhD dissertation, and we invite you to join us.


    A project on the dissertation supported by ProQuest culminated in a workshop held in Washington, D.C. in January 2016. The two-day workshop convened key stakeholders to discuss how emerging technologies and other innovations in doctoral training may shape the Ph.D. dissertation of the future. Presentations were given by graduate deans, publishers, library and information professionals, scholars, and disciplinary representatives. 


    Proceedings of the CGS Future of the Dissertation Workshop (January 2016)

    GradEdge summary of the workshop (March 2016)


    Additional Resources



    Press Releases


    Thought-Leaders Convene to Consider the Future of the Doctoral Dissertation

    CGS Teams with ProQuest to Explore the Future of Doctoral Dissertations




    Julia Kent


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