Institutions should better prepare graduate students to teach and pay more attention to learning outcomes, speakers at a conference said.
The report’s authors call for broader training of STEM-degree candidates, as about 60 percent of graduates pursue nonacademic careers.
The Northwestern case doesn't change a 2004 decision that bars graduate-assistant unions at private universities, but experts say it could spur challenges.
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
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