PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Graduate Students http://www.chronicle.com/section/Graduate-Students/13/ 2017-10-17T21:49:46-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education Amid Professors’ ‘Doom-and-Gloom Talk,’ Humanities Ph.D. Applications Drop http://www.chronicle.com/article/Amid-Professors-/241311 2017-09-28T00:01:00-04:00 While overall applications to doctoral programs were up nearly 1 percent from 2015 to 2016, applications to arts and humanities programs declined by 7.1 percent. By Vimal Patel When Do a Dean’s Messages About a Graduate Union Go Too Far? http://www.chronicle.com/article/When-Do-a-Dean-s-Messages/241197 2017-09-14T17:06:50-04:00 Some faculty members at Cornell University have accused an administrator of unfairly trying to influence a unionization vote. Two messages, and their timing, are at the heart of the dispute. By Vimal Patel Training Graduate Students to Be Effective Teachers http://www.chronicle.com/article/Training-Graduate-Students-to/240783 2017-07-30T18:30:00-04:00 More colleges are making it a priority to teach future faculty members how to teach. By Vimal Patel Yale Grad Students’ Fast Ends: What Did It Achieve? http://www.chronicle.com/article/Yale-Grad-Students-Fast/240152 2017-05-23T22:22:35-04:00 Protesters drew attention to labor conditions on the campus and their struggle to get administrators to bargain with their union. But the university still refuses to come to the table. By Vimal Patel Getting Minority Ph.D. Students to the Finish Line http://www.chronicle.com/article/Getting-Minority-PhD/239857 2017-04-23T18:30:00-04:00 Formal mentoring programs like those at two universities in Iowa aim to diversify the professoriate, especially in the sciences and mathematics. By Vimal Patel Harvard Students Build ‘Resistance School’ to Harness Anti-Trump Sentiment http://www.chronicle.com/article/Harvard-Students-Build/239735 2017-04-07T04:55:00-04:00 The project’s purpose isn’t just to oppose President Trump, one organizer says. It’s about defending progressive values for years to come. By Sarah Brown The Clock May Be Ticking on Graduate Unions http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Clock-May-Be-Ticking-on/239535 2017-03-20T04:55:00-04:00 Under President Trump, the National Labor Relations Board could soon take a dimmer view of Ph.D. students’ bids to unionize. Some say colleges are using litigation as a stall tactic. By Vimal Patel An Activist Defends His Dissertation in Rap http://www.chronicle.com/article/An-Activist-Defends-His/239335 2017-02-27T04:56:18-05:00 In lieu of the typical paper or project, a doctoral student at Clemson University composed a multimedia work whose centerpiece is a 34-track rap album. By Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz Opening Doors for the Ph.D. http://www.chronicle.com/article/Opening-Doors-for-the-PhD/239031 2017-01-29T18:45:00-05:00 Colleges are making curricular changes to get doctoral students in the humanities better prepared for careers outside academe. By Vimal Patel Helping History Ph.D.s Expand Their Job Options http://www.chronicle.com/article/Helping-History-PhDs-Expand/239019 2017-01-29T18:31:23-05:00 The head of the American Historical Association says departments should integrate communication, collaboration, and three other "basic skills" into their programs. By Vimal Patel 5 Ways to Broaden the Doctoral Curriculum http://www.chronicle.com/article/5-Ways-to-Broaden-the/239018 2017-01-29T18:31:23-05:00 Examples of how some departments and professors are tweaking the  curriculum. Opening Doors for the Ph.D http://www.chronicle.com/specialreport/Opening-Doors-for-the-PhD/88 2017-01-27T00:00:00-05:00 Ph.D.Colleges make curricular changes to better prepare humanities doctoral students for careers outside academe. How Hard Is It for a University to Revoke a Ph.D.? http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-Hard-Is-It-for-a/238916 2017-01-18T04:55:00-05:00 The case of a Trump aide who bowed out of a White House post after reports that she had plagiarized parts of her dissertation raises questions about what actions an institution can take. By Tom Hesse A New Panel Tackles a Familiar Challenge: How to Make the Ph.D. Serve a Broader Need http://www.chronicle.com/article/A-New-Panel-Tackles-a-Familiar/238903 2017-01-16T04:55:00-05:00 Graduate programs in the sciences serve faculty members, universities, and research agencies very well, says the leader of a committee convened by the National Academies. But too often, students and employers don’t come out ahead. By Paul Basken Economic Realities Have Altered Ph.D. Recipients’ Plans for Future http://www.chronicle.com/article/Economic-Realities-Have/238660 2016-12-13T04:56:05-05:00 The share of doctorate earners taking jobs in academe continues to decline, and postdoctoral study remains a fallback for many facing a tough job market. By Peter Schmidt Graduate-Student Union Efforts Gain Momentum, Despite New Uncertainties http://www.chronicle.com/article/Graduate-Student-Union-Efforts/238659 2016-12-13T04:44:00-05:00 A landslide pro-union vote at Columbia is likely to motivate similar drives at other private colleges. But the legal support for collective bargaining will be less certain under a Trump administration. By Vimal Patel Union Organizer http://www.chronicle.com/article/Union-Organizer/238645 2016-12-11T19:00:55-05:00 Julie Kushner guided graduate students behind the scenes as they challenged private colleges. By Vimal Patel Grad-Student Unions http://www.chronicle.com/specialreport/Grad-Student-Unions/53 2016-12-11T00:00:00-05:00 Here is a collection of articles from The Chronicle about recent unionization efforts by graduate students, rulings that have aided them, and how the picture may change under a new administration. New Insights on What Psychologically Rattles Graduate Students http://www.chronicle.com/article/New-Insights-on-What/238399 2016-11-12T13:45:00-05:00 Groundbreaking research links anxiety and depression to discrimination or financial woes among the students. Fields that are highly competitive or that subjectively measure performance may breed distress. By Peter Schmidt Yale Graduate Students’ ‘Microunit’ Unionization Strategy Could Have Nationwide Implications http://www.chronicle.com/article/Yale-Graduate-Students-/238216 2016-10-30T18:35:19-04:00 Administrators at the university oppose a move to organize unions at the department level, and a regional labor-board director will decide whether the effort can proceed. By Vimal Patel