Graduate students

TA's as the Key to Science Teaching

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In 1997, Elaine Seymour was one of the authors of Talking About Leaving: Why Undergraduates Leave the Sciences (Westview). She found that a reason cited by student after student -- at a range of institutions -- was poor teaching. And at many institutions, teaching assistants were a major part of the problem.

Rating Doctoral Programs

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After makeover, National Research Council survey kicks off with focus on measures based on data, not reputations.

Day 10 on the Picket Line

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Neither NYU graduate students nor administrators show signs of budging in battle over a TA union.

Upturn for Science Doctorates

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American universities award more Ph.D.'s, over all and in technical fields, for second year in a row.

Hitting Them in the Pocket

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NYU sets date to cut stipends going to striking teaching assistants.

NYU Undergrads Join Strike -- for a Day

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Students ditch classes to support their teaching assistants on the picket line.

What Makes Grad Students Graduate?

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Study looks for factors that encourage Ph.D. completion and finds that expectations count for a lot.

Conflicting Claims on NYU Strike

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In showdown on TA rights, university says most grad students are on the job; union says its members are holding out.

New Research on Graduate Education

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Group will commission annual studies to improve training of master's and Ph.D. students.

English Jobs Hold Steady

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As interview season arrives, MLA releases job figures that encourage some, but leave others anxious.

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