Carnegie Initiative on the Doctorate (CID) Collection
Welcome to the gallery displaying electronic "snapshots" of the work
of some of the departments and programs that are part of the Carnegie Initiative on the Doctorate
(CID). The CID is an action and research project to encourage and
support departments’ efforts to improve the quality of their doctoral
programs by designing and putting new initiatives into practice. The
CID focused in six fields of study: chemistry, education, English,
history, mathematics, and neuroscience. CID staff worked with
leadership teams from over 80 departments that were selected to
participate in the CID. On their campuses, leadership teams of faculty
and students deliberated seriously about what did and did not work in
their doctoral programs. Thereafter, departments implemented
appropriate changes in the program, and began to assess their efforts.
This collection includes views of some participating departments and
their work in the CID. They are organized by discipline; click on a
discipline to see a list of all available snapshots sorted by
department name. Snapshots are text and image portrayals of
department’s goals and work for the CID. Many include links to
Snapshots in this collection are built on templates; design frameworks
that help the viewer see a particular kind of work. There are four
different templates on view here, and each department has elected to
showcase different ones.
- CID Work: These give the big picture of a department’s CID-related efforts. These are a good place to start.
- Innovations: These provide details about new
initiatives that departments are implementing as part of the CID. Many
departments have undertaken a variety of initiatives, so some have
several of these snapshots.
- Exemplary Elements: These provide details of
features of doctoral programs that predate the CID, but that others
might want to learn more about. Some departments have several of these
- Snapshots created for the summer 2005 convenings (meetings of
departmental representatives held at the Carnegie Foundation) highlight
successful program elements and unanswered questions related to the
themes of the three convenings: Developing researchers and scholars.
Developing effective teachers. Supporting intellectual community.