Those who can, get a PhD; those who can’t, simply teach anyway

UK“The readers debate the thorny issue of minimum requirement for academics. The PhD is still seen by many as the key to an academic career – a minimum requirement without which entry to the profession should not be permitted. Yet, in reality, there are large numbers of people working in higher education who do not possess a doctorate. When a recent study raised concerns about the proportion of teaching staff falling into this camp, the issue sparked a prolonged online debate …” (more)

[Ciaran Jones, Times Higher Education, 27 August]


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