YCBK 228: Interview with Scott Muir, Leader of "Study The Humanities" [Transcript]
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YCBK 228: Interview with Scott Muir, Leader of “Study The Humanities”

In this week’s episode you will hear

Preview: Scott works at the National Humanities Alliance, a member-supported coalition dedicated to advocating for the value of the humanities in communities and on campuses. He leads “Study the Humanities”, a Mellon Foundation-funded initiative that provides humanities faculty, administrators, and advocates with evidence-based resources and strategies to make the case for studying the humanities as an undergraduate

Interview Preview

  • What does the National Humanities Alliance do
  • What college majors are considered Humanites majors
  • What does studythehumanities.org do and what is the toolkit
  • How do Humanities majors do financially?
  • What is the job satisfaction like for those with humanities degrees
  • How does Study the Humanities work with faculty members
  • What are the benefits to studying the humanities
  • Why is the public perception of the humanities so different from the reality
  • Scott talks about how the transition from college to your career path is more tricky for humanities majors
  • Scott talks about the importance of your network and how this often really helps graduates with humanities degrees
  • Scott talks about how humanities majors forces you to understand people who are different than yourself
  • Scott talks about the ACMU and NACE do studies every year about what employers most value and he talks about how the humanities prepares people with those skills.
  • Scott goes on the hot seat.
  • Scott shares his podcast, “What are you going to do with that”

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  • Rice University-Tamara Siler
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  • Chapman University-Marcela Meija-Martinez
  • Connecticut College-Andy Strickler*
  • Trinity College-Anthony Berry*
  • Trinity University-Justin Doty-(interview about athletic recruitment process for DIII schools)-July 15th
  • College of the Atlantic-Heather Albert*
  • Spelman College-Chelsea Holley*
  • Scripps College-Victoria Romero*
  • Saint Louis University-Daniel Wood-(Interview is about transfer admissions, Daniel is a transfer counselor)
  • University of Connecticut-Vern Granger*
  • Colby College-Randi Arsenault*
  • Hamilton College-Peaches Valdes*
  • University of Georgia-David Graves*
  • Washington University St Louis-Ronne Turner
  • University of Rochester-Robert Alexander*

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