May 5, 2014
Navigating Culture Shock
Ph.D. students at Stanford learn about faculty life at San Jose State U., a campus quite unlike their own
Ramin Rahimian for The Chronicle
San Jose, Calif.
San Jose State University’s densely built urban campus is the kind of regional public university that educates millions of Americans.
Its enrollment of 31,000 includes many first-generation students, parents, transfer students, and those who juggle coursework with jobs. There is a gritty feel to some parts of the campus’s 19 square blocks, especially in places with aging buildings and outdated classrooms. Recent budget cuts have taken a