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It’s the end of the semester, and you’re wrapping up the class you’re TAing. Just a few more classes, and your students will hand in their final assignments and take their final exam.

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Professional Development
Teaching
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.
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Good Practices
Academic Integrity
Eight Ways to Prepare for Comps
Most doctoral students at UNL have to complete a written comprehensive exam to enter candidacy, and in some departments the written exam may be followed by an oral exam. Here we present 8 ways to get ready for this important step in your academic career.
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Navigating Graduate School
Grad Life
William Strunk and E.B. White promote the use of specific, definite, and concrete language over the general, vague, and abstract. Academic prose doesn’t need to be general, vague, or abstract. With a little practice and a good editorial eye, you can engage your reader with added detail.
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Professional Development
Writing
summer bike ride on a country road
You’ve handed in your last paper and graded your students’ final exams. With Spring semester behind you, you’re ready for summer. Three long months stretch ahead of you, full of promise. Take our advice and make your summer as productive as possible.
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Navigating Graduate School
Grad Life

An effective mentoring relationship passes through phases of development. Early on, your mentor will recognize your unique qualities and your need for special coaching.

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Navigating Graduate School
Mentoring
Professional Development
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You’ve been working hard on your research these last few semesters. The data has been collected, sorted, and analyzed. So what do you do with the findings?

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Professional Development
Research
Navigating Graduate School

Good news: Leadership skills can be learned!

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Navigating Graduate School
Leadership
Transferable Skills
A major fellowship can be a critical funding resource, especially if your research requires money for travel, equipment or supplies, and time to collect data and write. Applying for competitive fellowships takes time, energy, and organization. This article will help you get started.
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Professional Development
Navigating Graduate School
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A master’s candidate at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, Curtis Walker is working to accurately forecast road pavement temperatures, with the goal of developing new technologies to reduce the number of vehicular crashes and fatalities in dangerous driving conditions. Now at home in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, how Curtis came to UNL is a story worth telling.
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