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The Elephant in the Seminar Room: Should the PhD Be Saved? - Los Angeles Review of Books
"The Graduate School Mess What Caused It and How We Can Fix It By Leonard Cassuto Published 09.14.2015 Harvard University Press 320 Pages"
book  review  education  phd  graduate-school  reform  academia  work  jobs 
may 2016 by tsuomela
Dissertations and Data
"The keynote provides an overview on the field of research data produced by PhD students, in the context of open science, open access to research results, e-Science and the handling of electronic theses and dissertations. The keynote includes recent empirical results and recommendations for good practice and further research."
research  data-curation  graduate-student  graduate-school  publishing  scholarly-communication 
april 2016 by tsuomela
#withaPhD | Twice-monthly Twitter chat
"#withaPhD started as a biweekly Twitter chat and hashtag for graduate students, academics, and anyone else who has or may wish to have PhD experience."
twitter  phd  graduate-school  graduate-student  chat 
march 2015 by tsuomela
The Impossible Decision: On Whether or Not to Go to Graduate School : The New Yorker
"Graduate students are always thinking about the pleasures and travails of grad school, and springtime is a period of especially intense reflection. It’s in the spring, often in March and April, that undergraduates receive their acceptance letters. When that happens, they turn to their teachers, many of them graduate students, for advice. They ask the dreaded, complicated, inevitable question: To go, or not to go? "
graduate-school  graduate-student  academia  advice 
april 2013 by tsuomela
Study Hacks » Blog Archive » Impact Algorithms: Strategies Remarkable People Use to Accomplish Remarkable Things
"I’ve been writing recently about the impact instinct — the ability to consistently steer your work somewhere remarkable. We know that diligently focusing on a single general direction and then applying deliberate practice to systematically become more skilled, are both crucial for standing out. But true remarkability seems to also require this extra push."
gtd  success  impact  profession  graduate-school  advice 
june 2012 by tsuomela
In praise of strategic complacency : home cooked theory
"Mentoring in the professional neoliberal workplace of is one of those classic words that can be used to invoke or simulate institutional benevolence when there is actually a waning of reciprocity in the employment relation. "
work  advice  school  phd  graduate-school  academia  mentor  jobs 
may 2012 by tsuomela
Research as a Second Language: The 40-Hour Challenge
"Since an article consists of about forty 40 paragraphs and you should be able to write a paragraph about something you know in about 30 minutes, you should be able to draft a journal article in around 20 hours."
writing  phd  graduate-school  practice  advice  habit 
april 2012 by tsuomela
Pathways Through Graduate School and Into Careers
Pathways Through Graduate School and Into Careers examines the critical link between graduate education and preparation for careers. The findings and recommendations provide universities, employers and policymakers with concrete steps each sector can take, individually or in collaboration, to support the future success of the U.S. economy and society.
education  academia  research  graduate-school 
april 2012 by tsuomela
Doctoral Devotion – To Complete or Not Complete? « The Thesis Whisperer
"That’s why I have a large poster of James Franco up next to my computer
phd  grit  graduate-school  motivation 
march 2012 by tsuomela
Fellowships | The Leopold Leadership Program
Lengthy list of science/environmental related academic fellowships.
graduate-school  funding  fellowships  portal  search  environment 
march 2011 by tsuomela
PhD production as a process of self-discovery – Chris Blattman
"In this world, each extra PhD raises the chances of one more brilliant, world-changing idea. While hardly comforting to the thousands who toil without job prospects, the collective benefits just might outweigh all the individual misery."
phd  graduate-school  education  academia 
january 2011 by tsuomela
Verbal vs. mathematical aptitude in academics | Gene Expression | Discover Magazine
"- Philosophers are the smartest humanists, physicists the smartest scientists, economists the smartest social scientists."
testing  graduate-school  gre  standard  verbal  mathematics 
december 2010 by tsuomela
Oxford Internet Institute - Teaching - Summer Doctoral Programme
The annual Summer Doctoral Programme (SDP) is the highlight of the OII's year. It brings together doctoral students from around the world for a fortnight of study with leading academics in a multi-disciplinary environment that aims to provide constructive advice and support for students' doctoral thesis research.

Summer Doctoral Programme studentsThe programme is structured around daily lectures, seminars and tutorials, aimed at developing student thinking on a range of issues central to the Internet. Students also have the opportunity to present and discuss their own thesis research with faculty and students.
graduate-school  summer  internet  school(Oxford)  research 
november 2010 by tsuomela
Books and papers every graduate student should read
Resources for any graduate student.
Resources for near-terminal graduate students.
Resources for science, engineering or mathematics.
Resources for programming languages.
Resources for compilers.
Resources for static analysis.
computer-science  writing  list  book  graduate-school 
september 2010 by tsuomela
grad skool rulz «
This is a collection of graduate school advice columns I have written for orgtheory. I have tried to make it fairly generic advice. I hope you can find something relevant to your situation.
graduate-school  graduate-student  advice  work  career  tips 
july 2010 by tsuomela
Volatile and Decentralized: The Secret Lives of Professors
I came to Harvard 7 years ago with a fairly romantic notion of what it meant to be a professor -- I imagined unstructured days spent mentoring students over long cups of coffee, strolling through the verdant campus, writing code, pondering the infinite. I never really considered doing anything else. At Berkeley, the reigning belief was that the best and brightest students went on to be professors, and the rest went to industry -- and I wanted to be one of those elite. Now that I have students that harbor their own rosy dreams of academic life, I thought it would be useful to reflect on what being a professor is really like. It is certainly not for everybody. It remains to be seen if it is even for me.
academia  culture  graduate-school  career  professor  education  work  via:vaguery 
may 2010 by tsuomela
Study Hacks » Blog Archive » How to Get Into Stanford with B's on Your Transcript: Failed Simulations & the Surprising Psychology of Impressiveness
The Failed Simulation Effect - Accomplishments that are hard to explain can be much more impressive than accomplishments that are simply hard to do.

This is the secret of Steve. He’s not brilliant. super passionate, or ultra-hard working — instead, he accomplished something that’s hard to explain. This is why he is more impressive than David, even though his high school career required less time devoted to extracurricular activities.
inspiration  education  career  hacks  school  study  academia  fame  success  graduate-school 
march 2010 by tsuomela
The Big Lie About the 'Life of the Mind' - Advice - The Chronicle of Higher Education
Graduate school may be about the "disinterested pursuit of learning" for some privileged people. But for most of us, graduate school in the humanities is about the implicit promise of the life of a middle-class professional, about being respected, about not hating your job and wasting your life. That dream is long gone in academe for almost everyone entering it now.
graduate-school  academia  education  class 
february 2010 by tsuomela
News: Reforming the Humanities Ph.D. - Inside Higher Ed
The right combination of money and policies can make real progress in reducing the time to degree for earning humanities doctorates, but the six-year humanities Ph.D. is probably not in the cards.

Those are among the key findings of one of the most ambitious efforts ever to reform the humanities Ph.D., as discussed in one of the most thorough (and frank) evaluations of such an effort. The reform effort was the Graduate Education Initiative of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, which spent about $85 million over a 10-year period on both financial aid and other enhancements at 54 doctoral departments at 10 leading research universities. Extensive follow-up explored not only the reasons that students succeeded or failed, sped through (or what passes for speeding through in a humanities Ph.D.) or languished, but also what happened to them after they left -- with or without a Ph.D. in hand.
phd  education  graduate-school  humanities  academia  university  data  survey  degree  reform 
november 2009 by tsuomela
ScienceLinks2 | School of Information Sciences
Are you interested in improving how scientists create, access, share and preserve data? Do you want to understand how to facilitate the communication of science information between scientists, and across scientific networks including large multinational, multidisciplinary networks?
information-science  phd  graduate-school  academic-programs  funding 
september 2009 by tsuomela
Open Ph.D. – An Experiment in Higher Learning
New weblog working on an independent PhD in education technology and open learning.
weblog-individual  education  online  graduate-school  credential  lifelonglearning  independent  learning 
september 2009 by tsuomela
Science Ethics & Public Policy - Journals & Organizations
A list of organizations and journals in science, ethics, public policy. Compiled by SEPP center at University of Delaware.
journals  science  ethics  public-policy  academic-center  directory  list  school(UDelaware)  graduate-school  organizations 
august 2009 by tsuomela
Science Ethics & Public Policy - Centers & Institutes
A list of academic centers in applied ethics, business ethics, social and political affairs, ethics and technology, biomedical ethics, and environmental ethics. Compiled by Science Ethics & Public Policy center at University of Delaware.
science  ethics  public-policy  academic-center  directory  list  school(UDelaware)  graduate-school 
august 2009 by tsuomela
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