Professional Development

In the August 2008 issue of Graduate Connections, we introduced you to the “Next Stage” approach to professional development, which requires you to “think ahead, look ahead, and . . .

Many aspects of the teaching assistant's rolemay create ethical dilemmas of one sort or another.

Research on graduate students' experiences with writing a thesis or dissertation suggests many students aren’t always sure what to expect when they begin the process. Dr.

Do your undergraduate students seem to have trouble organizing or summarizing the primary or secondary literature in your discipline?

The first thing students look for on the first day of class is the syllabus. The syllabus gives them an idea of what to expect for grading, when important assignments are due and how much homework to expect.

Whether you teach a lab, recitation or lecture or work with students in a resource room as a tutor, you function as a role model and a mentor, serving the needs of undergraduate students in ways that many faculty can’t. But how?

You've spent the last year researching and writing an article you’re hoping to publish.

by Jan Allen, Associate Dean for Ph.D. Programs, Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, Columbia University (reprinted with permission)

One skill that can be critical to the success of a graduate student is the ability to publish. We collected the following tips from experienced faculty who have guided students successfully into the publishing world.

Consistency of verb tense helps ensure smooth expression in your writing.