The collaborative study will be conducted in partnership with Columbia's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Cornell's Graduate School and Cornell University Knight Writing Center. Support from Cornell's Graduate School comes from a grant from the Council of Graduate Schools for its CGS Ph.D. Completion Project.
Over the next year, 2CUL will study how the kinds of services, collections, and support the libraries provide impact attrition and completion rates for Ph.D. students in the humanities and propose possible library intervention strategies that will positively address the high attrition rate and long Ph.D. completion time. Cornell Library will be responsible for the development and validation of the survey instruments.
Read the press release from Cornell University Library here: http://communications.library.cornell.edu/news/2cul-humanities-study.
Read more about the 2CUL partnership.