Articles

The Pros and Cons of Open Access Publishing
December 4, 2017

About to publish your dissertation? Time to think about open access. Let’s take a closer look at the benefits—and pitfalls—of open access publishing.


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How to Talk About Your Research to Outsiders
November 27, 2017
It’s the bane of every PhD candidate’s existence: explaining your research to outsiders. Looking for ways to engage others in your research and still manage to make friends? Let’s take a closer look at six strategies to help you.

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The Challenges for Academics with Disabilities
November 13, 2017
Academics with disabilities often face discrimination in academia. Here’s a list of some of the challenges academics with disabilities face—and how to work to overcome them. Let’s take a closer look.

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Mastering the Transition to Tenure: What You Need to Know
October 30, 2017
The quest for tenure can be an all-encompassing one. In fact, many academics get so caught up in the pursuit of tenure that they forget about an equally important issue: What comes next? If you’ve recently gotten promoted with tenure, take a few minutes to pat yourself on the back. Then, prepa...

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What to Look for in Your Academic Contract
October 16, 2017
Landing an academic job is a big deal. In fact, it’s such a big deal that it can be easy to overlook the finer points of your contract. The reality is, however, that while smaller details may not seem to matter now, they’re more important than you think. So before you rush to sign on the...

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Six Young Architects to Watch
October 2, 2017
Yesterday, October 2nd,  was World Architecture Day. What better time to celebrate the architectural accomplishments of the next generation? Read on for a roundup of six architects changing the world with hard work and innovatory spirit. 

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Six Tips for Running a Tutorial for the First Time
September 18, 2017
Attention PhD students and early career researchers: If you’re feeling overwhelmed when preparing to run your first tutorial, you’re not alone. Luckily, there are some things you can do to set yourself up for success. Read on for a roundup of six ways to run a positive and productiv...

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Five Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Postdoc
September 4, 2017
Postdoctoral work can be the key to landing a permanent job in the highly competitive world of academia. Short in length but long on responsibilities, these sought-after positions -- described by Times Higher Education as “training contract[s] for academic work,” can be stressful. But th...

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Four Ways to Relieve Stress in Graduate School
August 28, 2017
Are you experiencing stress as a graduate student? If so, you’re far from alone. In fact, a staggering 43 percent of doctoral students report feeling “more stress than they can handle” while in graduate school, according to research from graduate student support organization Grad R...

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How to Do a PhD After A Tech Education
August 14, 2017
If you have a technical degree or career certificate and want to switch paths to earn a PhD, follow these four strategies. Bottom line?  Find a mentor, do your homework, weigh your options, and make the decision that suits you best.  Let’s take a closer look.

News

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December 7, 2017

The demographics of academic staff across the post-apartheid South African higher education sector has been in a state of flux over the past decade. N...


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November 30, 2017

A major government reform that stipulates PhD requirements for professors at universities in Kenya has thousands of university lecturers nervous about...


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November 22, 2017

The push for diversity in higher education is a global phenomenon. Universities in Canada may have even more incentive to boost diversity, however, th...