March 11, 2012
Cutbacks in Enrollment Redefine Graduate Education and Faculty Jobs
Enrollment cutbacks redefine curricula as well as faculty jobs
Matt Roth for The Chronicle
Over the past decade, the University of Maryland's department of art history and archaeology has admitted up to a dozen graduate students each year. But when Caroline J. Dubinsky and Jessica Williams arrived on the College Park campus last fall, they were the department's only two new Ph.D. students.
Like many graduate programs in the arts and humanities, Maryland's department is slimming down: Since 2005 its graduate-student population has fallen by a third, to a total of just