Good Practices

peace and civility logo
"UNL Peace and Civility logo" by Civic Engagement

Tues., June 16, 2020

Engaging in civil discussions in essential to effective collaboration and learning from others. Learn more about a program from Civil Engagement to help you or your students.
blue sky
"blue sky" by pashazade | CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Tues., April 21, 2020

Self-care is critical in times like this. Finding opportunities for fun and self-care don't have to take a lot of time or money away from addressing your other needs.
compass on a map
"Compass on map" by Marco Verch | CC BY 2.0

Tues., April 7, 2020

First-generation students are the first in their family to pursue an advanced degree. The concerns for first-generation graduate students can be unique, so they often benefit from additional support from faculty and staff.
animals hugging
"Love is magick" by Janaína de Oliveira | CC BY-NC 2.0

Mon., March 30, 2020

During this time, it is important to think about how take care of ourselves and those around us. The UNL Women's Coalition recently hosted a webinar on this topic and here is some of their best advice.
fireworks
"The Fourth over Freeman Lake" by Don Sniegowski | CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Tues., December 10, 2019

Our graduate students do a lot of service in their departments, professional organizations, and local community. Here are a few of the great things our graduate students are doing to help UNL and the larger community.
pocket watch
"1865 Zenith Pocket Watch" by Brad Covington | CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Tues., November 26, 2019

Now is the time to start developing the good habits that will help you manage all of your responsibilities and find time for self-care. Read more to learn about how to manage your responsibilities and find time for the things that are important to you.
soccer goal
"goal" by S A Kindstrom | CC BY-NC 2.0

Tues., Nov. 12, 2019

No matter where you are in your graduate career, now is the ideal time to create an Individual Development Plan.

paper and keyboard
"Keyboard and blank paper" by Mary Cullen | CC BY 2.0

Tues., Oct. 29, 2019

Being a graduate student requires a lot of writing between theses, dissertations, classwork, and articles. Productive writers develop habits that allow them to accomplish all of this well and in a timely manner.
social media
"Social media" by Jack Sem | CC BY 2.0

Tues., Sept. 3, 2019

Social media is a constant part of our modern lives. Maintaining a positive professional identity on social media can be critical to your future success.
hands together in a circle
"We Are the World" by obaxterlovo | CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Tues., August 6, 2019

If you are taking an online class if can be easy to feel disconnected from the other students in the course. This article will help you think about ways to develop community and connection in your class even if you don't see your classmates in person.

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