"I did not always understand how much labor, thought, and care went into meaningful mentoring, how emotionally draining that work can be, and how little prepared I was for it."
One university’s successful effort to recruit and retain more minority students in Ph.D. programs begins at the undergradate level.
Be skeptical of any grass-is-greener hype about your nonacademic career options.
No, doctoral students complaining about a toxic adviser aren’t just whining about the workload.
The pursuit of knowledge in a Ph.D. program should not mean sacrificing your relationship.
You’re not alone: For most doctoral students, the graduate-school experience rarely goes as expected.
We must reject the idea that having tenure, or being in the tenure stream, carries with it the right to be cruel.
As a Ph.D., you shouldn’t feel embarrassed to admit your interest in a career outside of the professoriate.
A new one-volume history of the American academy should be a must-read for every graduate student — and plenty of more-established Ph.D.s, too.
The goal of a good intro is to orient the audience and offer a confident sense of what’s to come.
All sorts of magical thinking can distort the realities of the tenure-track job hunt.
A Ph.D. starting her first job in the fall wonders how to respond to a flood of professional and personal suggestions.
A Ph.D. who made it to the tenure track after six years as an adjunct describes all that her chair did to help her get there.
Tips for the advice-givers on how to be helpful when your protégé leaves academe to pursue a nonfaculty career.
The distressingly unsurprising story of what happens when prominent (usually male) dissertation advisers fail to do their job.