A very scary, yet eye openning, article appeared in The Chronicle of Higher Education recently. The article, which is titled “The Future of the Ph.D.” discusses the downfall of the coveted tenure faculty position, and how only 30 percent of of the teaching faculty are tenured and tenure-track academics.
The author also highlights the dismal plight of female graduate students who dare to succumb to their maternal instincts during the course of their graduate studies.
The article finishes with the thought provoking question “Is the Ph.D. worth saving?”
I’m not sure. How about you?
Be sure to check out the full article here.