A survey by the Council of Graduate Schools found a 4.3-percent decrease in applications from 2014 to 2015. Whether that represents a blip or a trend remains to be seen.
Teaching assistants weren’t the only ones celebrating the National Labor Relations Board’s ruling in the Columbia University graduate-unionization case.
The NLRB’s ruling on Tuesday, that graduate students are employees, prompts a look back at the labor-union battle that started it all.
The National Labor Relations Board’s decision in a case involving Columbia University has made clear that graduate-employee unions are legal at private colleges. Experts predict a surge in organizing similar to what has taken place among adjuncts.
Members of Prism, or People at Rockefeller Identifying as Sexual Minorities, say they founded the group to shed light on the particular challenges they face in the sciences.
With help from the National Endowment for the Humanities and other groups, some colleges are experimenting with ideas for reorienting the humanities Ph.D. to today’s job market.
They know a lot about creating a sense of belonging for people from underrepresented groups, says Marybeth Gasman.
Mainak Sarkar’s unsupported claim that his professor, William Klug, stole his work reflects a common anxiety that has led to resentment and lawsuits elsewhere.
Language apps, cultural lessons, and theater skills are enlisted in getting international grad students more comfortable in front of the classroom.
More colleges are allowing dissertations to take digital or other nontraditional forms, but students need to prepare for the career consequences.
The National Institutes of Health, for one, is building a national database to link minority students to informal advisers at other universities or within companies, with plans for training in "culturally responsive mentoring."
The university wants to allow departments to set the upper limit on stipends. But critics say the move violates a long-held principle at Madison of "equal pay for equal work."
Colleges face growing pressure to hire more minority professors, but the latest data show little progress in awarding more doctorates to black students.
What began as a struggle for better working conditions at the New School now has implications for private universities nationwide.
Doctoral students from CUNY will teach humanities classes at a local community college, a move meant to prepare them for the country’s changing student population.
The elite university has issued 15 dos and don’ts to help professors discuss unionization efforts with students.
In response to the Affordable Care Act, some campuses have cut back on insurance coverage, leading graduate assistants to cry foul.