Good Practices

important written on a note
"Word "important" marked with a highlighter" by Marco Verch | CC BY 2.0

Tues., August 21

At New Student Orientation this year, Dr. Carr (Dean of Graduate Education) shared important information for all graduate students about their responsibilities as students. These remarks are transcribed and condensed from his comments.
Gears and a Coil
"Sprong!" by arbyreed | CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Tues. August 7, by Adrienne Christian

Whether you're new to UNL or have been a graduate student at UNL for a while, it's important to start the year on the right foot. Adrienne Christian shares her thoughts on how to start the semester well.
reading in hammock
"How do you spell Saturday? H-a-m-m-o-c-k!" by The Shifted Librarian | CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Tues., June 5, 2018

It's important to use the summer to find time to recharge and take care of yourself. Here are some great ideas of how to use local resources to relax, even if you can't get away for a long vacation.
group meeting
"HA staff in the Bedford office" by HA0521-045 | CC BY 2.0

Tues., May 1, 2018

Your mentor and adviser will serve as one of the most important relationships during graduate school. Developing a positive, supportive relationship with your adviser requires thinking about how you can communicate most effectively with your adviser. Here are some tips to make sure you have a good relationship with your adviser or mentor.
parent and child
201602" by Jake Guild | CC BY 2.0

Tues., March 20, 2018

Parenting and completing graduate school present some unique challenges. One graduate student shares her experience and how she has overcome these challenges.
typing on computer
"Woman types on keyboard (laptop working from home)" by Thought Catalog | CC BY 2.0

Tues., March 6, 2018

Some students choose to enroll in fully online programs. Other students may find themselves taking a course or two in an online or blended format. This article shares some of the opportunities for online courses or programs at UNL and tips to be successful in online courses.
Mental Health written on Scrabble Board
"Mental Health" by Jonathan Rolande | CC BY 2.0

Tues., February 20, 2018

Self-care not only means taking care of your physical health, but your mental health as well. Learn about the resources available at UNL to support all students.
Paper bridge over a book
"Apprendre, c'est jeter des ponts..." by Nath B. | CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Tues., February 6, 2018

Active learning strategies can help your students engage with the course material and learn more. Here are some easy ways to integrate more active learning into your classroom.
handshake
"Handshake - Man and Woman" by Amtec | CC BY-SA 2.0

Tues., January 23, 2018

Getting invited for an interview with a company or university is a big step. Learn how to put your best foot forward so that you will successfully earn the job.
Alarm clock on a book
"Wecker auf einem Buch" by Marco Verch | CC BY 2.0

Tues., January 9, 2018

Successfully finishing your graduate degree is more than just coursework and writing a dissertation or thesis. There are also specific timelines for applying for graduation or submitting the forms along the way. Read on to see if you are on track.

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