Cassuto Reimagines Graduate Education in America

Leonard Cassuto
Leonard Cassuto

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 9, 2018) The Graduate School of the University of Kentucky and its Preparing Future Faculty and Professionals (PFFP) Program will host Leonard Cassuto, professor of English at Fordham University, Feb. 15-16 for a series of presentations and dialogues on graduate education in America. 

Cassuto is the author of “The Graduate School Mess: What Caused It and How We Can Fix It” and "The Graduate Advisor," a column in The Chronicle of Higher Education for graduate students and graduate advisors. Registration is requested here.

Presentation sessions include:

  • “Reimagining Graduate Education: In Search of an Ethic,” a presentation and Q&A with faculty and staff in all disciplines 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, in the UK Gatton College of Business and Economics Room 307/Woodward Hall. Register here.
  • “Reimagining Your Graduate Education: In Search of a Useable Future,” a presentation and Q&A with masters, doctoral and post-doctoral students in all disciplines 11:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 16, in UK Athletics Auditorium in the William T. Young Library, with lunch following in the adjacent gallery. The session is designed for graduate students, but faculty, staff and undergraduate students are welcome. Register here.
  • A conversation with humanities and social science graduate students on professionalizing and broadening career options 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16. Students in all disciplines are welcome. Location TBD. The location will be emailed to those who register and posted on the Graduate School's website. Register here
  • "A conversation with humanities and social science faculty: Teaching and mentoring with professionalization in mind," location TBD, 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16. Faculty in all disciplines are welcome, pending preregistration numbers. Location will be emailed to those who register and posted on the Graduate School's website. Registration requested here.

For more information, contact Morris Grubbs at morris.grubbs@uky.edu 

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