Interview With Leonard Cassuto

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Leonard Cassuto is the author of The Graduate School Mess: What Caused It and How We Can Fix It, a thorough diagnosis of the problems affecting graduate school programs, which tend to not adequately prepare students for the jobs they actually end up getting. In this interview, Leonard talks about the history of graduate programs, the job crisis in higher ed, the need for changes in advising and professionalization, and how graduate school in general should cultivate a more integrative affect and ethic that recognizes the real role of graduate programs in the wider institutional ecology within which they operate.