On September 13–15, 2017, members of the Georgetown Reinvent the PhD team met with other Connected Academics partners in Phoenix, Arizona for the second annual Connected Academics Summer Institute.
This year's institute included presentations by the four partner institutions (Georgetown, Arizona State University, the University of California Humanities Research Institute, and the Modern Language Association) and afternoon workshops dedicated to the collaborative revision of the MLA toolkit for doctoral student career planning, as well as transitional career advisement best practices for doctoral students.
Georgetown's team, which included Profs. Kathryn Temple, Ricardo Ortiz, and Maggie Debelius, and PhD student Justin Quam, presented on the topic of "Sustaining the Public Humanities Ph.D. Model: Teaching, Mentoring and Placement," incorporating ideas that emerged from our many discussions of advising and mentoring in the context of a new doctoral program in the Public Humanities.
Links to the MLA doctoral student career planning guide, as well as a number of other tools discussed and distributed at the summer institute, can be found on Reinvent the PhD's Resources page.