Good Practices

balloons
"Balloons" by Stephanie Riddell | CC BY 2.0

Tues., December 12, 2017

As the semester winds down, it's a great time to reflect on the last semester and celebrate your successes and achievements. So we thought we would share some of our achievements from the Office of Graduate Studies and from graduate students across the university.
keyboard with copy and paste keys
"copy paste" by Esther Vargas | CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Tues., November 14, 2017

A key part of behaving ethically and responsibly is ensuring that you cite and reference when you use the work of others in your own work. Learn more about what plagiarism is and how to avoid it. The UNL Libraries provide resources to help.
defense walls
"Óbidos Castle Walls" by Felipe | CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Tues., October 17, 2017

A thesis or dissertation defense can be intimidating, but careful preparation will help you successfully pass your defense.
support beams
"High Rise Train Tracks" by Brave Heartl | CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Tues., September 5, 2017

Strong support networks are essential to being successful in graduate school. Don't hesitate to look for support from your friends and family, your faculty members, your peers, and university staff.
colorful people holding hands
"all together now, scott richard" by torbakhopper | CC BY-ND 2.0

Tues., August 8, 2017

Joining campus groups is not just for undergraduates. Campus groups can help you professionally and help you find those with common interests or who share your cultural background.
soccer goals
"Soccer Field, Kelly Park West" by Rusty Clark ~ 100K Photos | CC BY 2.0

Tues., June 13, 2017, by Liz Banset

Your course objectives indicate the focus on the course and what students will learn. Strong learning-centered objectives can help direct the activities you do in class, the assessments you give, and ultimately what your students get out of the class.
trees reflected on water
"Three Trees" by Michael Eickelmann | CC BY-NC 2.0

Tues., April 18, 2017

The end of a semester is a great time to look back on your successes and areas for improvement. For TAs, this reflection should also focus on your teaching and any potential changes you want to make the next time you teach.
bookshelves and binders
"Filed Under "Folders"" by Domiriel | CC BY-NC 2.0)

Tues., March 7, 2017

Effective organization is essential to managing your many responsibilities as a graduate student. Learn how to leverage some of the strategies and resources already available to you to better manage these responsibilities and tasks.
Small vegetable garden
"Creative Rooftop" by Melinda Stuart | CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Tues., January 10, 2017

A positive classroom culture helps all students to be successful in your classroom. For TAs and instructors, this means considering the classroom power differential and how you interact with students both inside and outside of the classroom.
water beating against rocky coast
"Dunstanburgh Sunrise" by James Whitesmith | CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Tues., December 13, 2016

Relaxation is not just for vacations. Learning how to handle your stress better throughout the year can help you be more productive and handle setbacks better.

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