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Academic provisions to support graduate students in their maddest edges

“Don’t define people by their maddest edges” – Journalist and writer Jon Ronson, TED 2012. Academia is a place where independence of thought is encouraged as long as the autonomy fulfills a directive. It requires excellent compatibility between a graduate … Continue reading

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Quality networking over quantity networking

When done wrong, networking can be bad. The main purpose of networking should be to develop strong collaborations and lasting friendships. But when it is mostly centered around us with nothing to offer to our academic or business collaborator, it … Continue reading

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Gender disparities in leadership roles in higher education

Gender disparities in higher education are quite evident when it comes to academic leadership positions, where women are highly underrepresented. When young boys and girls attend high school followed by the college where men lead the majority of the administrative … Continue reading

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Funding issues in higher education

In the modern era, where constant efforts are being made to reform scholastic strategies in the advancement of higher education, funding in this sector still seems to be an unresolved issue and is only getting worse day by day. The … Continue reading

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Graduate school taking a toll on health

The number one question that pops up in every grad student’s mind at some stage in their grad school is “Is this all worth it? Do I need to compromise on my physical and mental health to win the game … Continue reading

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Future of higher education

The future of higher education seems to be very promising and radically changing from traditional lecture-based classes to the discussion-based classroom setting.  This transformation of curriculum delivery has been quite successful in encouraging learners to think outside the box. Besides, … Continue reading

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MOOCs in higher education: Case-by-Case

From my personal experience, I find MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) useful to those that want to understand the basics/fundamentals in a field of study or topic of interest. However, I don’t think MOOCs are very helpful for advanced level … Continue reading

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Open access publishing

For my third blog post “Open Access”, I choose to describe the details of a peer-reviewed and online open access journal “Scientific Reports” that falls under nature publishing group from the United Kingdom. This journal publishes research related to natural … Continue reading

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Following ethical standards: A responsibility, and not a choice

For my second blog post on “Ethics in research”, I rather choose to express my broad overview of research ethics instead of commenting on a specific case study. What I understood from my reading of most of the case summaries … Continue reading

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