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The monograph: if it was good enough for our forebears. . .

February 10, 2012

Here’s a model of not getting it, by Gary Olson, courtesy of the Chronicle.

While flexibility is certainly called for, a rush to jettison the monograph-style dissertation could have several negative implications. Some veteran faculty members worry that graduate students and young faculty members—all members of the fast-paced digital world—are losing their capacity to produce long, in-depth, sustained projects (such as monographs).

Could it be that long, in-depth, sustained projects aren’t as valuable as we were told they were?

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