Universities see theater lessons as a way to better prepare graduate students for jobs both in and out of academe.
Four California universities want to create a stronger sense of community for black and Hispanic doctoral students in science and engineering.
Life is complicated. So is getting graduate students to finish faster.
Getting a Job
Javier Jiménez is one of the lucky ones. He came to the convention with an offer in hand. Still, much is at stake for job seekers at this life-changing event.
Many disciplines aren't celebrating yet, however.
- It's a Buyer's Market for Colleges Hiring Junior Faculty
- Academic Job Hunters: Don't Sell Yourself Short, Even Now
- Master's in English: Will Mow Lawns
Students in professional programs at private, nonprofit institutions received the most in grants and loans: an annual average of $36,200, a study found.
As the job market stagnates, some recent Ph.D.'s find hope in supportive postdoctoral programs, many backed by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
- Graduate Student Debt Matters
- Without Summer Jobs, Some Adjuncts Must Fight for Unemployment Benefits
- In Debt to Your Degree
Advice From the Archives
Yes, community colleges must be held accountable, but in a fair and sensible way.
If faculty members are complaining about how much work they have to do, that probably means the end of the semester is near.
There are no tricks to make writing easier, just practices you can develop to get it done.