Deans Consider New Demands on Graduate Education, in School and After

With more than 600 graduate-school deans and administrators gathered here for the annual meeting of the Council of Graduate Schools, amid growing concerns about student debt and an academic job market that offers little hope of tenure-track positions for many, it was not surprising that talk would turn to life after the Ph.D.

A session about tracking down the employment of former Ph.D. students drew a standing-room-only crowd. Speakers at another session laid out how they had garnered