m-ttl Posted February 2, 2014 Share Posted February 2, 2014 I'd like to pose the question, now that interviews and acceptances (and rejections) will be piling up for folks in Art History. Having seen the news from UC Boulder's Philosophy department: The University of Colorado on Friday made public an independent investigation that found pervasive sexual harassment and bullying within the philosophy department, a report that has now led administrators to remove the chairman and suspend all graduate student admissions into the department until at least fall 2015. I was both shocked and concerned. [You can read the news here, and the full report here.] In the Philosophy sub-forums, no one seemed to have any idea things were that bad, and applied anyways. Certainly student's professors didn't know and ward them off from applying. So: how do we best get the pulse of such environments that we're going to be putting ourselves into for 2-6+ years? Have your professors warded you off from particular departments? I know one of my professors dealt with a lot of sexism at her PhD university (This would have been, I think, near the boon of feminist Art History in the 70's) but the people who taught her are long gone from what I understand, so obviously things change as people retire or die or are simply replaced. Are you asking about the quality of departmental relations in interviews, or contacting current students? What's the best way to find this out, or bring it up? Academicat 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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