ATTN: Professionals in academia/education, administration, publishing, public history, museum
studies, library studies, and more... Please consider submitting
a presentation proposal for the following CFP for the Graduate Student Caucus
professionalization panel at the 2014 ASECS Annual Meeting in Williamsburg, VA,
March 20-22, 2014.
Going Rogue: The Merits and Perils of Breaking with Professional Conventions
Graduate students often worry about toeing the
academic line and keeping an eye on the market. Countless articles and blogs
proffer advice to graduate students for shaping oneself and one’s project for
the tenure track. However, with the market’s shifting demands and
opportunities, the tenure track is not the only nor the best professional
course. This panel, a roundtable format, will include brief and informal
presentations from professionals (i.e. faculty, administrators,
editors/publishers, archivists, curators, secondary educators, etc.) on
alternative career paths to the tenure track.
Proposals of 250 words that
address different professional options and provide practical ideas for preparing
for this path in graduate school will be considered. In thinking about
alternative professional paths for academics, presenters might address how
students’ approach to dissertation research and writing or other aspects of
graduate study might shift in consideration of a wider field of employment.
Presentations that discuss the merits and perils of other unconventional or
experimental approaches to professionalization will also be included. Please
submit proposals to Sarah Schuetze at email@example.com. Please share