Uncovering Grad School's Hidden Curriculum with Jessica Calarco

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:30am

RSVP to Alicia Meyer (aliciame@sas.upenn.edu) for zoom link and any precirculated materials.

This location is ADA accessible

Some of the most important things you need to know to be successful in grad school won't be taught in class. That includes things like how to choose a good advisor, how to get funding for your work, and whether to celebrate or cry when a journal tells you to revise and resubmit. These key pieces of knowledge are part of a hidden curriculum—things you're expected to come in knowing or figure out for yourself.  In this workshop, Sociologist Jessica Calarco (associate professor of sociology at Indiana University and Penn Ph.D.) will explain what the hidden curriculum includes, why that knowledge is hidden, and what consequences that hiddenness has for inequalities in grad school and academia as a whole. Calarco will also offer advice for navigating a few key parts of the hidden curriculum, including setting goals, balancing research, teaching, and service in academia, and choosing a mentoring team. 

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