Those who do finish their PhDs face a highly competitive academic employment market, as the number of annual PhD graduates exceeds the number of available academic openings in all but a few specialized areas of study. Universities are increasingly aware of this imbalance. But their responses are slow and uneven. Our research helps to explain why, and we argue that PhD students must take their own initiative to prepare for diverse career outcomes.Continue Reading
Have you ever wanted to engage with thousands of individuals from the evaluation community? Perhaps gather for a shared experience to discuss the practice of evaluation itself? If so, look no further than the 32nd American Evaluation Association’s Annual Conference, Evaluation 2018: Speaking Truth to Power. Evaluation 2018 gathers more than 3,000 evaluators, evaluation scholars, […]
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Going to an academic conference is an exciting opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals and exchange stimulating ideas. However, to make the most of a conference requires a lot of hard work before, during, and after the meeting itself. Marta Teperek provides a checklist of things to do at each of these stages.
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It’s not easy being an early career researcher! Establishing your professional identity, developing your independence as a researcher, teaching, competing for grants, coping with increasing levels of administration and – oh yes – developing your ‘output’ – that dreadful word so often used to describe the writing born of your research. A word that denies […]Continue Reading