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Higher Education News

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.

The Healing Power of Learning

As someone who has been teaching in higher education for more than 20 years, I have to admit that I never gave much thought to the subject of trauma-informed education until the pandemic hit its stride.

Learn by working: experiential pathways in graduate studies

Internships provide students with a broader view of the world and professional skills development, which can transcend their in-class knowledge.

Family Considerations for Graduate Study and Career Choices

Making choices as a graduate student trying to balance your own desires with family responsibilities can invoke feelings of confusion, anxiety and guilt. Family factors affect graduate students’ decision making....

The State of U.S. Science and Engineering 2022

The State of U.S. Science and Engineering shows that strengthening the U.S. S&E enterprise is critical to maintaining the U.S. position as a lead performer and collaborator of S&T activities globally.

State of the Humanities: Workforce and Beyond

The Humanities Indicators is a nationally recognized source of nonpartisan information on the state of the humanities, providing researchers and policy-makers with better tools to answer basic questions about areas of concern in the field.

The Many Virtues of a Virtual Writing Group

Scholars of writing have known the value of participating in writing groups for productivity, accountability, and motivation since the '80s. Participating in activities like writing groups and dissertation retreats has a value beyond simply finishing

Scholars Talk Writing: Tressie McMillan Cottom

My single bit of true advice: Please turn off your notifications. All of them, except those from your children or pet caregivers. You cannot write like that. What are you thinking?

The Many Virtues of a Virtual Writing Group

Scholars of writing have known the value of participating in writing groups for productivity, accountability and motivation since the 1980s!

Humanities Graduates Are Happy With Their Lives

Humanities graduates work in a wide variety of fields, counter to “the stereotype of humanities majors as baristas. And articles suggesting that humanities graduates are poor or unhappy are abundant. But the opposite is true.

UIC named 2021 HSI leader by Fulbright Program

The University of Illinois Chicago is among a select group of Hispanic-Serving Institutions recognized as a Fulbright HSI Leader by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs for its…

Editorship as mentoring, collaboration and peer support

I was in the third year of my PhD. I’d earned an A+ on a term paper I really liked, and the prof had scrawled, simply, “publish this” alongside the grade. I sent it to the top journal in my field. Shortly afterward I got a kind but curt rejection.

Resist the Triage Approach to Academic Writing

If you’re already overwhelmed by a troublesome chapter, giving yourself yet another overwhelming first task is a one-way ticket to Procrastination Station. I’ve recently developed a workaround....

‘Teaching Tidbits’

Have you been wondering how you can help your students become more engaged or how to encourage more active discussions in your classes?

Change Comes to Public Service Loan Forgiveness

A federal loan forgiveness program known for its ineffectiveness will undergo major reforms over the next year, the Department of Education announced Wednesday.

UIC Doctoral Student is 2021 NAEd/Spencer Fellow

Caterina Scalvedi is a doctoral student in History at the University of Illinois, Chicago. Born and raised in Rome, Italy, she earned both her B.A. and M.A. in Early Modern and Contemporary History…

UIC announces students, alumni offered Fulbright awards for 2021-2022

Four UIC students and alumni are among a select group of U.S. citizens offered the opportunity to study, conduct research and teach abroad for the 2021-2022 academic year through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.