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Higher Education News

Filling in the Gaps in Grad Student Career Readiness

I was in the fourth year of my Ph.D. program when I realized I could say no to my adviser, remembers Shawn, one of the co-authors of this piece. It was a turning…

In Support of the Junk Drawer CV

There is a drawer in your kitchen or bedroom that is a catch-all for anything and everything. The junk drawer CV is a magical document: easily accessible and tucked away in your storage drive where you record high points and low points.

Test-Optional Policies Now Dominate Higher Ed

A sea change has overtaken higher education: Over 800 institutions shifted to test-optional policies between the fall 2019 and fall 2021 admissions cycles, according to new data from the U.S. Department of Education.

It’s Never Too Late to Realize You’re a Writer

(Elizabeth Wardle, InsideHigherEd, September 28, 2022) For many people, writing is painful. The idea of writing is painful. Their memories of being taught to write in school are painful. Writing is something other…

The Aesthetic Pleasures of Scholarly Writing

Being a graceful writer can become part of your academic brand, as a scholar who pleases the eye and the ear as well as the mind of the reader. But the biggest payoff is for you as writer: the feeling of producing a sentence that sings.

How to Be a Productive Scholar

Writing groups “play an enormous role in my professional development and productivity.”

On the dissertation: How to Find a Research Topic

All graduate students need to learn how to identify and develop a topic and formulate a research agenda. And it’s not an easy skill to teach.

UIC Research is now live

Forms, policies, manuals and standard operating procedures are located in the Library within UIC Research. Original article: https://research.uic.edu/uicresearch/

Winners selected for $3M in grants supporting Latino humanities research

A $3 million grant competition from the Crossing Latinidades Humanities Research Initiative will support Latino humanities research projects ranging from art, literature and history to the emerging subfields of climate change and sound studies.

Writing an Effective Research Statement

If you are looking for a tenure-track job, summer can be a time when you get a head start on the academic job market. A research statement is a document which is an integral part of an academic job application that can showcase your scholarship.

UIC becomes founding member of national alliance to increase Hispanic opportunity

The University of Illinois Chicago and 19 of the nation’s top research universities today announced the formation of the Alliance of Hispanic Serving Research Universities to increase opportunity for those historically underserved by higher education

How to Write a Winning Grant Application

An external fellowship or grant can be that extra push toward completing a graduate degree and, aside from the financial incentives, may include a supportive community of past grantees that can serve as a resource for early-career scholars.