Reimagining the European university on American soil, Johns Hopkins became the model on which all other American research universities were built. Doctoral education is a defining feature of our legacy and, as such, must command the attention of our schools and our entire community. We will chart a strategy on graduate education that not only aspires to best practices but defines those practices.
This past year and a half, our university advanced a number of ongoing initiatives for innovations in graduate education. Our schools expanded their unique graduate teaching fellowships; a cross-divisional committee completed a report on the future of PhD education; and faculty, staff, and students from across the university finished their first year of work on pilot projects to reshape PhD education. And yet in candor, if we hope to truly drive pioneering change in graduate education, we will need to focus our efforts on carrying forward and amplifying these efforts in the coming year.