The Chronicle of Higher Education | Graduate Students http://chronicle.com/topic/Graduate-Students/106/ Topics :: Graduate Students Tue, 23 Sep 2014 01:50:21 EDT <![CDATA[Turning 'Plan B' Into a 'Plan A' Life]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/132961/ http://chronicle.com/article/Turning-Plan-B-Into-a-Plan/132961/ How an ex-doctoral student in history found a satisfying niche in academic publishing.

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Mon, 23 Jul 2012 17:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[NLRB Will Revisit Issue of Graduate Students' Right to Unionize]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/132583/ http://chronicle.com/article/NLRB-Will-Revisit-Issue-of/132583/ The labor board says it will review its eight-year-old ban on organizing efforts by graduate-student assistants at private universities.

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Mon, 25 Jun 2012 01:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[As Top Law Schools Trim Enrollments, the Biggest One Expands]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/131960/ http://chronicle.com/article/As-Top-Law-Schools-Trim/131960/ Thomas M. Cooley Law School, well established in Michigan, finds a reason to grow in Florida, despite the slumping job market for lawyers.

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Sun, 27 May 2012 01:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Criminal Charges at UCLA Focus Universities' Attention on Lab Safety]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/131537/ http://chronicle.com/article/Criminal-Charges-at-UCLA-Focus/131537/ The death of a graduate student in 2008 was just one result of the widespread culture of negligence, safety advocates say.

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Sun, 15 Apr 2012 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Keyword: Placement]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/131437/ http://chronicle.com/article/Keyword-Placement/131437/ Why graduate schools count academic placements more eagerly than any other kind, and why that must change.

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Mon, 09 Apr 2012 20:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Rhetoric of the CV]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/131404/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Rhetoric-of-the-CV/131404/ Your vita may be the least glamorous element of your application, but it's the most closely read.

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Wed, 04 Apr 2012 16:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[A Comic Dissertation]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/131393/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-Comic-Dissertation/131393/ Nick Sousanis decided to write his dissertation, about the use of comics for teaching and learning, in comic-book form.

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Sun, 01 Apr 2012 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[21 Colleges to Study What Helps Minority Ph.D. Students in Sciences Succeed]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/131174/ http://chronicle.com/article/21-Colleges-to-Study-What/131174/ Grants from the Council of Graduate Schools will allow the colleges to investigate which interventions keep such students on track to earn their degrees.

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Thu, 15 Mar 2012 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Comprehensive Exam: Make It Relevant]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/131012/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Comprehensive-Exam-Make/131012/ How can we use comp exams to identify doctoral students who are suited for dissertation work and those who aren't?

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Sun, 04 Mar 2012 20:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Union Battle Causes Rifts Among Faculty and Graduate Students at U. of Michigan]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/131019/ http://chronicle.com/article/Union-Battle-Causes-Rifts/131019/ Research assistants who don't want to organize say they worry the efforts could imperil their relationships with their advisers and other professors.

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Thu, 01 Mar 2012 23:05:00 EST
<![CDATA[What They Didn't Teach You in Graduate School 2.0]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/130905/ http://chronicle.com/article/What-They-Didnt-Teach-You-in/130905/ Many doctoral students have only the vaguest concept of what it's like to work in the academic world. Here's what you need to know.

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Mon, 27 Feb 2012 20:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Making a Public Ph.D.]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/130716/ http://chronicle.com/article/Making-a-Public-PhD/130716/ How, specifically, do you put together a program that will prepare graduate students for nonacademic careers?

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Sun, 12 Feb 2012 20:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Historians Face New Pressure to Track Where Their Ph.D.'s Work]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/130730/ http://chronicle.com/article/Historians-Face-New-Pressure/130730/ Accurate data are important for persuading potential donors that a department merits support, but faculty often resist questions about whether what they do is worthwhile.

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Sun, 12 Feb 2012 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[Grand Applications]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/130648/ http://chronicle.com/article/Grand-Applications/130648/ Make like a 19th-century heroine and go after the money.

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Sun, 05 Feb 2012 20:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[The Art of Rejection]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/130392/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Art-of-Rejection/130392/ Two veterans of the academic job market say that rejection never really gets easier, but it could be handled better.

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Sun, 22 Jan 2012 20:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[OK, Let's Teach Graduate Students Differently. But How?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/130218/ http://chronicle.com/article/OK-Lets-Teach-Graduate/130218/ What should graduate teaching look like when it aims to prepare students for a range of careers?

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Sun, 08 Jan 2012 20:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[It's a Buyer's Market for Colleges Hiring Junior Faculty]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/130249/ http://chronicle.com/article/Its-a-Buyers-Market-for/130249/ Ph.D. and master's graduates from elite universities are taking faculty positions at less-prominent institutions.

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Sun, 08 Jan 2012 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA['Like Flies in Buttermilk': Black Deans Talk Candidly About Diversity in Graduate Studies]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/130092/ http://chronicle.com/article/Like-Flies-in-Buttermilk-/130092/ Among their worries was that efforts to improve diversity might be pushed back if the Supreme Court revisits the issue of affirmative action in admissions.

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Tue, 13 Dec 2011 04:56:00 EST
<![CDATA[At Annual Meeting, Graduate-School Administrators Focus on Changing Demographics and Tight Budgets]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/130052/ http://chronicle.com/article/At-Annual-Meeting/130052/ Participants discussed ways to build on gains in diversity and plan the future course of their graduate programs, even in tough times.

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Thu, 08 Dec 2011 20:30:00 EST
<![CDATA[The Art of 'the Ask']]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/129886/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Art-of-the-Ask/129886/ Your main goal in asking fellow academics for career help should be making it easy for them to say yes.

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Mon, 28 Nov 2011 20:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Daniel Greenberg, an M.B.A. Student Who Worked on a Microfinance Program for Iraq]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/129897/ http://chronicle.com/article/Daniel-Greenberg-an-MBA/129897/ Daniel Greenberg learned that security is paramount when he helped create a marketing strategy for a lending program to serve low-income residents of Iraq.

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Sun, 27 Nov 2011 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[Academic Job Hunters: Don't Sell Yourself Short, Even Now]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/129894/ http://chronicle.com/article/Academic-Job-Hunters-Dont/129894/ Negotiating for more pay and benefits is still possible, say hiring managers, despite young scholars' desperation for a job, any job.

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Sun, 27 Nov 2011 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[Graduate Student Debt Matters]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/129812/ http://chronicle.com/article/Graduate-Student-Debt-Matters/129812/ Faculty need to take a stand against a cynical overreliance on loans that hamstrings our graduate students.

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Sun, 20 Nov 2011 20:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Protesters Plan a National 'Student-Debt Refusal' Campaign]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/129810/ http://chronicle.com/article/Protesters-Plan-a-National/129810/ Occupy Wall Street members are drawing up three pledges concerning student debt, says a New York University professor working with the movement.

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Wed, 16 Nov 2011 23:40:00 EST
<![CDATA[More Universities Break the Taboo and Talk to Ph.D.'s About Jobs Outside Academe]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/129647/ http://chronicle.com/article/More-Universities-Break-the/129647/ Ohio State's recent Alternative Career Day is part of a growing movement to recognize that taking a job outside academe is by no means an admission of failure.

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Sun, 06 Nov 2011 01:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA['U.S. News' Seeks Medical Deans' Input on Rankings, and Gets an Earful]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/129561/ http://chronicle.com/article/US-News-Seeks-Medical/129561/ The deans said some of the magazine's measures were meaningless, while the publication's editor defended the rankings as one of many tools for choosing a college.

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Thu, 27 Oct 2011 23:00:00 EDT