Good Practices

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Tues., October 18, 2016

Graduate classes often have lengthy reading assignments. Learning how to read efficiently will save you time and help you be more productive in the future.
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Tues., August 23, 2016

The start of a new semester is a great time to schedule a meeting with your faculty adviser. Here are some tips to make sure these meetings are as productive as they can be.
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Tues., August 9, 2016

It is important to make the most of your Graduate School experience. In this interview, Rick Reis shares some of his best advice for successfully navigating graduate school and for preparing for what comes next.
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Tues., July 12, 2016; by Adam Blood

For many in graduate school, time management can be a challenge. One graduate student offers his suggestions to help you manage your time more effectively.
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Tues., August 25, 2015

A little planning and strategizing goes a long way to your success in graduate school. Work smarter and make the most of your grad school experience.

April 2014

Academic integrity is the basis of the university’s goal to enable an exchange of ideas and develop new knowledge, and it requires that individual scholars work with and trust one another. The International Center for Academic Integrity (ICAI) has identified five pillars of academic integrity to generate positive conversations about integrity.

Across the disciplines, collaboration and interdisciplinary work is growing. As teamwork in scholarship increases, it’s important to establish good practices for collaboration.

When you think of a steward, you might imagine someone in a manor who ensures the household runs smoothly, the tenants are cared for, and the buildings are kept in good repair with an eye toward preserving the enterprise for generations to come.

As a graduate student, you engage with diverse ideas and academic work. Writing papers for your seminars and later your thesis and dissertation require you to account for other voices while establishing your own academic voice.

Bill Taylor, professor emeritus of political science at Oakton Community College, Des Plaines, Ill., is deeply convinced that academic integrity on the part of both faculty and students is an essential part of any true educational experience.

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