Preparing to Interview at a Conference or Convention

For many, attending academic conferences or conventions is an important part of your professional development. It’s an opportunity to learn about recent research, present your own paper or poster, and meet peers.

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Career Development
Interviewing

Five Reasons to Attend Academic Integrity Week Events

An in-depth understanding of academic integrity is vital for students and professionals in the academic community. Not just because a lapse in integrity can result in career-ending consequences, but because academia is built on trust.

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Good Practices
Academic Integrity

Fine Lines in Academic Integrity

Plagiarism is often discussed in absolute terms; an author did or did not properly cite a source. But what happens when ideas aren’t cited? Is it even necessary to cite an idea? These are two of the questions being asked by a group of scholars.

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Good Practices
Academic Integrity

Creating a Professional Online Presence

Social Networking has changed the way we communicate, not just with friends and acquaintances, but with colleagues and potential employers.

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Navigating Graduate School
Career Development
Networking

Treating Graduate School Like a Career

Graduate school is an investment. Not just an investment in your education but in your future career as well. Thinking about graduate school as the beginning of your career will help you prioritize your time and set professional goals as you move towards commencement.
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Navigating Graduate School
Grad Life

Time Management: How to Plan for a Successful Semester

As a graduate student, you have a number of responsibilities. Perhaps you’re teaching this semester, working in a lab, meeting with your advisor, or taking a number of classes, and you have a personal life.

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Navigating Graduate School
Grad Life

The Teaching Portfolio: A Practical Guide to Improved Performance and Promotion/Tenure Decisions

By Peter Seldin, J. Elizabeth Miller, and Clement A. Seldin

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Book Reviews

Ending Your Sentences with Emphasis

Writing about scientific or technical subject matter is tough enough– but reading about it is no walk in the park, either. As writers, we have an obligation to make the reading process as easy as possible for readers.

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Professional Development
Writing

How to Tell if a New Strategy is Working

The concept of "getting better" implies doing something different, and that the "something different" is "better" in some way.

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Professional Development
Teaching

Make Writing Easier: Train Like an Athlete

Whether writing a thesis, dissertation, an article for publication, the process itself can seem daunting.

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Professional Development
Writing

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