Thursday, November 21, 2019, 12:00pm to 1:00pm


Modell 100A
This week's Journal Club is at the same time as a webinar on graduate education sponsored by AAAS/Science Magazine. We will postpone the previously scheduled paper discussion and instead get together to watch the webinar and, if there's time, discuss what we hear. No need for you to individually register for the webinar, we will stream it to the shared projector. More details on the session below.


From grassroots to 30,000 feet: A discussion on the fate of graduate education

Education, like many facets of today's society, is likely to fundamentally change in the lifetime of Generation Z (4–24 years old). The calcification of expensive universities providing an inflexible learning experience seems unavoidable unless they can transition toward a more flexible, effective, and cost-efficient educational environment. Additionally, the education system needs to better prepare students for a full range of career options, including those outside of the traditional academic track. This webinar draws together educational visionaries to conjecture the future of higher education and its impact on science learning and literacy. Is graduate education outdated and outmoded in the current context? Should tenure vanish? You cannot afford to miss this debate lest you get left behind.

This webinar will last for approximately 60 minutes.


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