Navigating Graduate School

Non-Traditional Students

THE NON-TRADITIONAL GRADUATE STUDENT is defined as an adult who is pursuing a higher degree part-time while working full-time, or one who returns to school full- or part-time after a significant break or interruption (starting a family, starting a

Tagged: 
Navigating Graduate School
Grad Life

Seven Keys to Graduate School Success

Adapted from the University of British Columbia PowerPoint: On Being a Successful Graduate Student

Here are seven “keys” essential to a successful and well-rounded graduate career.

Tagged: 
Navigating Graduate School
Individual Development Plan (IDP)

Helping Troubled Students

Conflicts with troubled students can happen when you least expect them. From a student angry about a bad grade to a one who comes to you for help with a personal problem, it’s wise to be prepared.

Tagged: 
Professional Development
Teaching
Good Practices
Navigating Graduate School
Wellness

10 Recommendations Toward Effective Leadership

By Willis M. Watt
Academic Leader, 24(1) (January 2008): 1, 8.
Reprinted with permission from Magna Publications, Inc.

Tagged: 
Navigating Graduate School
Leadership

Questions Frequently Asked by Graduate Students

Graduate students are famous for juggling a number of priorities: classes, research, undergraduate mentoring or teaching, and department commitments to name just a few. Somewhere in there you have a social life too.

Tagged: 
Navigating Graduate School
Grad Life

An Orals Survival Kit

by Eric Hallstein, Michael Kiparsky & Anne Short.
Reprinted with permission from The Chronicle of Higher Education, May 14, 2009.

Tagged: 
Navigating Graduate School

Graduate School Glossary

Here are some terms that apply to almost all graduate programs.

Tagged: 
Navigating Graduate School
Grad Life

Measuring Progress Toward Degree Completion: It's in Your Hands

If you're new to graduate studies you may not be familiar with its language—those terms used to describe the processes and procedures unique to graduate education.

Tagged: 
Navigating Graduate School

Five Quick Tips for Writing Effective E-mails

E-mail is an increasingly preferred tool for communication between students and faculty.

Tagged: 
Navigating Graduate School
Professional Development

Tips on Time Management

In Graduate Study for the 21st Century (Palgrave Macmillan, 2005), Gregory Colon Semenza notes that “poor time management and inadequate organization skills” often create the major barrier to a su

Tagged: 
Navigating Graduate School
Time Management
Grad Life

Pages