Higher Education News

How to Cope With Covid-19 Burnout

Having lived through burnout and come out of it stronger and wiser, Pope-Ruark has been sharing her experience with others, in hopes of offering support and advice for how to deal with teaching during a pandemic. Coping with burnout....

2020-2021 Recipients for the Access to Excellence Fellowship

The goal of the Access to Excellence Fellowship is to increase the number of students from historically underrepresented groups in graduate education who enter careers as researchers and college faculty. Recipients of the…

Why is Zoom so exhausting?

It’s admittedly difficult to know how much of the exhaustion many academics are feeling is about the way they’re communicating and how much is about what they’re living through. But there’s something inherently draining about video chats.

Recipients of the 2019-2020 Graduate Mentoring Award

Graduate Mentoring Awards are designed to encourage and award excellence and innovation in all aspects of graduate mentoring. Each year the Graduate College provides up to four awards of $2,000 each per year.…

Recipients of Spring 2020 Funding

The Graduate College is pleased to announce the winners of five vernal competitions: the Access Fellowship (retention); Award for Graduate Research (spring competition); the Dean’s Scholar Fellowship; the Graduate Mentoring Award; and the…

‘Academic’ Means More Than Tenure Track

About a year ago, I made a career transition into professional and academic development support for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars. I have found the work immensely fulfilling, and as with any other…

Navigating Culture Shock in Career Transitions

Some new beginnings are so promising, it feels like you’ve somehow landed yourself in a real-life fairy tale. When I moved to France for my first job after earning my bachelor’s degree, I…

Great Advice Is Closer Than You Know

If you are in graduate school or beyond, you've lived long enough to know how to respond to challenges that life presents you, Victoria McGovern writes. What would your younger self tell you?

Graduate School Prepared Me to Self-Quarantine

As a Ph.D. from an American university, and now a journalist/consultant based in Rome, I’d like to offer U.S. academics a few suggestions for surviving your time in quarantine, gleaned from what might seem like a surprising source: graduate school.

At-Home Networking Strategies

With growing anxiety and isolation spreading across the globe, COVID-19 affects all aspects of our lives. The job market is no exception. While networking remains the top way to find and secure your…

Moving Online Now

Free access to a collection of articles by the Chronicle of Higher Education: https://connect.chronicle.com/CS-WC-2020-CoronavirusFreeReport_LP-SocialTraffic.html

‘I Will Survive’ Teaching Online

Michael Bruening, an associate professor of history and political science at Missouri University of Science and Technology, serenades professors with an online teaching-themed cover of "I Will Survive." Bruening’s lyrics are tongue-in-cheek...

Hope Matters

While the technological know-how to virtually connect with our students is necessary, it is not sufficient to continue the teaching and learning, we need to connect emotionally -- especially in times of anxiety and uncertainty.

Scholars Talk Writing: Eric Jager

Provide pictures in the old-fashioned way: through words

What Not to Say in a Job Interview at a Two-Year College

Every March, as faculty interview season gets underway at two-year colleges, I find myself thinking back on some of the memorable train wrecks I’ve witnessed. There was the extremely promising — not to…

Gender and Ageism in the Academy

Inside Higher Education (March 4, 2020) In her essay “Age, Race, Class, and Sex,” black lesbian feminist Audre Lorde noted that ageism distorts relationships and encourages people to repeat mistakes of the past.…

Why Every Doctoral Student Should Volunteer Off Campus

Ihad just received a private tour of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History and seen treasures like B. F. Skinner’s famous Teaching Machine, but as I sat in a curator’s office and looked out…