If the physical setting, as well as clear strategies to facilitate new connections and networks are right, then networking wouldn't be such a pain.
Many people are left floundering when they try to get working on their PhDs. In Africa, this is often because the skills they need haven't been developed earlier in their academic careers.
Supervisors can significantly influence whether a PhD succeeds or fails. But their relationship style with PhD students can vary widely.
The first year at work is the toughest for novice teachers. Induction, guided by more experienced teachers, has proved an effective solution all over the world.
First-generation college students may suffer from a guilt of abandoning their families. They also carry huge responsibilities and expectations. How can colleges help them be successful?