Graduate Education

Blog aims to 'normalize' kindness in academe

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There are lots of stories about jerks in academe. A new blog isn't about them.

NYU and UAW agree to terms of election for teaching assistant union

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New York University and UAW agree on plan to let grad students vote on collective bargaining, paving the way for return to unionization of teaching assistants at a private university. Expected legal showdown is averted for now.

U. of Chicago grad students who are breast-feeding want a place to pump

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Debate at U. of Chicago raises question: Are graduate students who are breastfeeding mothers entitled to a private place to pump?

 

MLA sees decline in job listings in English and languages

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MLA's annual jobs report shows dips in hiring for both English and foreign languages.

NYU offers to let election go forward on union for teaching assistants but not research assistants

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NYU offers to permit election on collective bargaining for teaching assistants, but not for research assistants. Move marks shift for university, but union leader says it is based on "arbitrary distinctions."

Alabama limits graduate student workloads to avoid paying for their health insurance

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Adjuncts have widely been subjected to course load caps ahead of the Affordable Care Act. Could graduate students be next?

NC law that ends pay raises for teachers with master's degrees a blow to college finances

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Elimination of pay raises for teachers' master’s degrees in North Carolina could have major impact on budgets of education schools and their universities.

Duke proposes a mandatory, short video pitch to accompany dissertations

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Should universities require graduate students to pare down years of research into a soundbite that can be understood by non-scholars?

CUNY Graduate Center hopes to offer a public model for reform of doctoral education

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As Stanford spurs discussion of trimming time-to-degree for Ph.D.s, CUNY offers model for public institutions that might want to kill tradition of grad school as a place you "check in and never check out."

Graduate students and faculty at U. of Minnesota pilot new, ongoing program review process

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Seeking to supplement traditional forms of graduate program assessment, U. of Minnesota pilots an approach that asks key questions about students' needs and goals.

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