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Lecture on Getting an Academic Job:
Among the best points:
I admit, #3 makes me apprehensive -- I'm not there yet, and I only advise BA and MA students.
Publishing strategies, for those of us not Harvard Bound.
Jeff Rice breaks down the Job Search
Bon Voyage, Desiree and Ben!
I will miss your energy. Even though you clearly should have done more rhetoric. Hopefully the new folks are cooler.
Though it is unlikely. You were pretty cool.
Sociologist Alexandria Walton Radford has some new research that is rather disheartening. Radford was interested in the college choices of ambitious and high-performing high school students from different class backgrounds. Using a data set with about 900 high school valedictorians, she asked whether students applied to highly selective colleges, if they got in, and whether they matriculated.
Nola Heidlebaugh, firstname.lastname@example.org
The following story relates to the discussion of pay-for-publication journals.
Publisher Threatens Librarian With $1 Billion Lawsuit
F o o d T h e o r y
The Good Body, Skilled in Eating
Food for Thought
Love In The Time of Global Warming
The Organic Libertarian: How Deregulation Should Benefit Small Farms
Consuming Iowa, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Earl Butz
The Urban Food Database and the Pedagogy of Attunement
The Improbable Source
From another site (anonymous):
When I was an MA student, I remember sending out emails to people I really wanted to work with in PhD programs. One rhetoric person in particular--someone I really wanted to work with--wrote back to tell me that her program really wasn't a good place for me. She was in a "very traditional English Department," where people focused on literature in pretty traditional ways.
At the time, I remember feeling like her answer was strange. Didn't she want a student to work with her? Wouldn't she, a rhetoric scholar, want to have a rhetoric PhD student there?
This almost hurts to read.
“The participants were reading abstracts of 150 words or so and rating their quality. The author names were not displayed prominently and the grad students probably barely glanced at them -- but still they had this effect,” Knobloch-Westerwick said.
May 06, 2013
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A recent set of conversations with colleagues leads me to articulate changes in my grading in the last three years. They are strategic changes which have left my overall curve unchanged, but they have changed my relationships to my students and the relationship to writing that I seek to communicate with my students.
anyone else notice these correlations?
"During my five or six years in graduate school two pretty strong correlations held up: (1) married students (at least the majority whose spouses were not academics) who did not have children were much less likely to complete the PhD than unmarried students, (2) married students with children were much more likely to complete the PhD than unmarried students."
Does this blogger's anecdotal experience seem generalizable to you?