19 juin 2018

Debriefing the Ph.D. Journey

I graduated recently. Three days later, I had the opportunity to hear higher education guru Dr. Vincent Tinto address a packed room of educators, student affairs personnel, and grad students at a one-day professional development conference. More...

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Job Market Memorandum

I got a job. Next fall, I’ll join the faculty at a university writing program. If you’ve read my past posts, you know how much I love teaching and talking about writing, so I couldn’t be more thrilled. More...

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Disabled in Grad School: Speaking as an Authority

This post is part of a (somewhat loose) series about being disabled at university, with a focus on graduate school: problems we encounter, how we deal with them, and what you can do that will make things easier for fellow graduate students with disabilities. More...

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Reheated Takes

All the things I thought I knew about graduate school but clearly had no clue about. More...

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Making the Most of Your Low-Res Program

For MFAs or MAAEs in creative writing, visual arts, photography, or stage writing, the option of low-residency has become increasingly popular as many non-traditional graduate students juggle other responsibilities. More...

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Getting Through Graduate School with a Day-to-Day Job

On temporarily stepping outside academia for employment in order to finish my degree. More...

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Getting Involved: Combining Work and Play

Run experiments. Read papers. Analyze data. Grade papers. Create meeting slides. Attend meetings. Submit revisions. Run more experiments. Read more papers. The long list of graduate school responsibilities makes it difficult for students to justify making time for extracurricular activities. More...

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Alt-Ac Roundup

Many of us are heading toward the end of our academic year: finals for those on the semester schedule or the last term for those on the quarter/trimester system. And, likely, most of us are absolutely exhausted and worried about making it through the summer, financially and psychologically. These stressors are compounded by trying to figure out secure career paths in markets that seem stacked against us. But, there’s hope for reclaiming the reins. More...

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Disabled in Grad School: Flexibility

This post is part of a (somewhat loose) series about being disabled at university, with a focus on graduate school: problems we encounter, how we deal with them, and what you can do that will make things easier for fellow graduate students with disabilities. More...

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The Masterpiece Cakeshop Decision and Higher Ed's Approach to Religion

By Eboo Patel. If one of your graduates was on the Colorado Civil Rights Commission and heard the Masterpiece Cakeshop case, could s/he have made the hostile comments about religion that the Supreme Court found objectionable. More...

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