Queer people have learned to build and rely on “chosen families.” Finding ways to creatively bolster and expand our networks of care takes on renewed importance in the pandemic.
The realities of the job market mean most PhD students no longer work alongside people whose professional paths they will follow. Universities must do more to support non-academic mentorships.
Graduate students are suffering, public investments in research are at risk and we need to face implications of growing reliance on international graduate students when borders are harder to cross.
With the support of universities, PhD graduates working beyond the academy could bring their knowhow into PhD seminars or classrooms to help current students expand their career horizons.
Graduate students have much to offer the non-academic workforce based on critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Universities need to help them articulate these skills for employers.
Black students need support within an academy that marginalizes them. Other–othering – a philosophy of care that recognizes the holistic impact of racism is one solution.
An administrative link between a graduate’s education and taxation records already exists, and it could be used to give us more accurate and detailed longitudinal analyses of graduate outcomes.
In some places, the dismal labour conditions of young academics have spurred them to unionise. Not so in the Czech Republic, where students and intellectuals lead lives of “state-ordered poverty”.
Researchers found over a third of female graduate students and a fifth of male graduate students on the campus of a large public university had experienced sexual harassment.
Can the race of a teaching assistant have an impact on student grades?
Female scholars tend to assign more readings from women authors. But then male instructors assign more of their own work.
Students at American universities are spending more and more years on completing their PhDs, only to find there are fewer and fewer tenure-track jobs.
Suicidal thoughts among college students are more common than we think. Graduate students, especially those in the humanities, are at a greater risk.