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Teaching Ideas: Training Versatile Humanists: Portfolios as a Candidacy Requirement for the PhD

Tuesday, February 7, 2017
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Is the traditional comprehensive exam still the best way to prepare and assess doctoral students in the humanities and qualitative social sciences?  Join graduate faculty Phil Stern (History), Roberto Dainotto (Romance Studies), and Diane Nelson (Cultural Anthropology) for a lively lunchtime conversation about the advantages and potential challenges of incorporating portfolios into doctoral candidacy requirements.  Graduate students Eliza Borque Dandridge (Romance Studies) and Ashley Rose Young (History) will discuss their experiences with innovative models, and share examples of portfolio work with attendees.

Sponsored by the Franklin Humanities Institute, the Office of the Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies, and the Graduate School

Lunch will be provided.  Faculty, graduate students and undergraduates all warmly welcome. 


Rubenstein Library 249 (Carpenter Conference Room)

Event Category

  • Professional Development