40 Years of Grade Inflation in British Archaeology

July 27, 2014


For the last week I have been posting on the subject of grade inflation: how it works with getting a job, the causes, and an actual look at the UK numbers for Archaeology. I am going to finish off this series of posts with some more UK data . Pushing it back 20 years In […]

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Grade Inflation in UK Archaeology

July 25, 2014


Over the last few days I have been writing about grade inflation and how it affects job prospects and the causes of it. The reason I have been writing about grade inflation is because I took a look at the data from the UK and found it in Archaeology degrees. Here are the final marks, first degrees i.e. […]

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What is Causing Grade Inflation?

July 23, 2014


When I posted this wonderful graph about grade inflation (see below) Tracy came back with this thoughtful question:  “Wow Doug!!! Those statistics are amazing. It kind of makes me wonder what goes on in college classrooms today—and why? Is it generational? Would any American or UK professor like to come here and address this issue […]

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Do Grades Matter in Getting a Job? Not really, grade inflation!

July 21, 2014


“With the exception of something highly specialized like law or engineering—I would take an anthropology major or a liberal arts major any day of the week and teach them how to do the job and set them on the pace to a career—but with one caveat. I would want the really smart person with that […]

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How Many People Have US Anthropology Degrees? – The number might surprise you, or not.

July 17, 2014


We have just passed an important milestone in the life of an Anthropologist, graduation season. Starting in May and running through June universities in America will harvest a new crop of Anthropology graduates (Archaeology is a part of Anthropology in the US). Some of these new graduates will be apprehensive about getting a job, some […]

The Digital Native is Dead… and I am pretty sure Steve Jobs is the Killer

July 15, 2014


Name: Digital Native Time of Death: Mid-2000s Cause of Death: Excellent design More than a month ago I was at the TACOS workshop (you can watch the recorded session here). As part of it there were break out sessions in which we talked about issues that related to technology, the future of the profession, digital […]

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How can a Non-British Citizen work in British Archaeology? – All you need to know about visas, etc.

July 14, 2014


Every couple of months I get an email or see a post on Facebook, etc. about someone wanting to work in the UK archaeology and who is not an EU citizen (EU citizens don’t need a visa to work in the UK, so if you are an EU citizen you can skip this post), e.g. […]

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