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Scholarly Communication Institute - Graduate Education

SCI will undertake three related strands of activity to explore and test new programs for the education of scholars and scholarly communication professionals. These are designed to survey needs and opportunities, develop and articulate new models, and foster the growth of collaborative networks among organizations, institutions, and sectors of the academy with a stake in graduate and professional methodological training in the humanities.

First, SCI will undertake and publish a broad survey of humanities-trained respondents who self-identify as working in alternative academic careers – as well as their employers – to illuminate perceived gaps in graduate-level preparation. The data collection period of the survey is now closed, but more information is available at the links below.
Read the full announcement
View or contribute to a public database that complements the study
Results, when available, will be announced here and posted at #alt-academy

Concurrently, working with the Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes (CHCI) and centerNet, an international consortium of digital humanities labs and centers, we will host a number of meetings to facilitate conversation on curricular change at the graduate level and the roles of scholarly societies, libraries, centers, and professional schools in driving that change. Our first meeting will take place in October 2012; more information for participants can be found here.

Finally, we will refine and document the Praxis Program and Graduate Fellows models of methodological training and early‐career research support offered by the UVa Library Scholars’ Lab, and explore the development of a “Praxis Network” of allied but differently‐inflected initiatives.

More information will be available here as SCI’s work progresses.
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