PhD Completion Quandry?
Inside Higher Education reports on a PhD Completion Quandry:
The quandary is complex, but can be simply stated. “The problem is many students who begin Ph.D. programs do not complete them,” said William Russel, dean of the graduate school at Princeton University. And so far, he continued, “Our traction on this issue is still limited.”
The article then details various proposals for solving this problem. They may be interesting in and of themselves but I note the juxtaposition of this alongside a steady deluge of pieces about how there are too many PhDs chasing too few tenure-track jobs and how tenure as we knew it is in danger of going away and wonder why people not finishing PhD programs is a problem?
Or is this perhaps an April Fool’s joke?