THE RESPONSIVE PH.D.: Resources
Diversity and the Ph.D.: A Review of Efforts to Broaden Race & Ethnicity in U.S. Doctoral Education
This report, released May 25, 2005, shows that despite decades-long national efforts and some gains in enrollments, African Americans and Hispanics are still significantly underrepresented among recipients of Ph.D.s in the United States. The two groups, according to Diversity and the Ph.D., comprise 32% of all U.S. citizens in the typical age range of Ph.D. candidates (25-40), but just 11% of all U.S. citizens earning Ph.D.s—and only 7% of all doctoral recipients, including international students. The report analyzes national efforts to improve this situation and includes specific recommendations for new directions.
The Responsive Ph.D.: Innovations in U.S. Doctoral Education
This report, released October 7, 2005, summarizes the major findings and describes concrete projects of the Responsive Ph.D. initiative’s five years of work with major research universities across the nation. The report contains a manifesto for change and case studies of 41 projects designed to improve doctoral education. Major themes include calls for public scholarship that applies academic expertise to social challenges, vigorous efforts to open the doctorate to new populations, frequent dialogue with alumni of doctoral programs and leaders outside the academy, and clearer professional paths for Ph.D.s both within and beyond research universities.
The Responsive Ph.D.: Retrospective, Prospective Conference
Fifty graduate deans and representatives from higher education organizations convened in Princeton, New Jersey, on June 7-8, 2005 to assess recent innovations in doctoral education and develop an action agenda for the future. The conference brought together participants in the Responsive Ph.D. initiative, which was organized by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.
Read about the conference and access conference presentations here.