I am exactly still like that at the end of school, except the opposite.
In the post, Dr. Isis describes a shocking encounter in graduate school when a mentor informed her that because she had no first author publications, she was seen as unproductive, and not a competitive contender for grants.
It was hard to hear, and many of our interactions ended with tears, but it gave me the push that I needed to right my ship before it sank. Nice serves nobody in the academic career at this point in time. Isis explains so clearly.
The stakes are unbelievably high in a market this awful. An effective advisor will sometimes need to shake you out of lingering complacency, passivity, or delusion. They are the evidence that you are a productive scholar, an original thinker, an active member of your scholarly community, and finally a person who can produce the kind of work necessary for your eventual tenure case.
To go out on the market without at least one is madness. Isis reflects on the evolution of her thinking about this question: My thinking has completely changed since then.
It is the most profound of disservices to let a student graduate without a first author publication. I had a fairly rocky road into graduate school. I had won the prestigious, and completely portable, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, and had been recruited with a fabulously generous package of supplemental funding by Cornell.
I was on the path to finish graduate school with a nest egg! Then I traveled to a major national conference to have a personal meeting with my soon-to-be Cornell anthropology advisor….
He sneered at my proposed topic the one that had won the 6 years of full funding! He kept looking over my shoulder to find other, more important people to talk to.
I was stunned, shocked, dismayed, heartbroken. Slunk back to my hotel room. A week or so later, recovering some of my equilibrium, I called up the department to complain. Are you kidding me?
Things worked out sort of ok with her… and then, not. Suffice to say, for most of the years I worked with her, she was good enough. But over the years I learned a lot about what makes advisors good, bad, excellent, and terrible.
So, here it is: If you are still considering graduate school, test for these before you commit yourself to an advisor or a program!
If you are already in graduate school, and you recognize your advisor in this list, see if you can switch out. If not, work to protect yourself. The Top 5 Traits of the Worst Advisors 5. But when it does, it means you have the very worst advisor.
This is a toxic advisor, and you need to get out immediately. Talk to your department head, and the Graduate Dean.Getting to Gemütlichkeit: German History and Culture in Southeast Louisiana. By Laura Westbrook [ gemütlichkeit: a feeling of belonging and well-being; contentment with one's surroundings; enjoying the fellowship of others; mutual appreciation and understanding ] Background.
Louisiana's German citizens constitute both one of the oldest and one of the newest populations in the state. The Truth of El Mozote View other pieces in "The New Yorker" By Mark Danner December 06, Tags: Central America | Latin America | El Salvador H EADING up into the mountains of Morazán, in the bright, clear air near the Honduran border, you cross the Torola River, the wooden slats of the one-lane bridge clattering beneath your wheels, and enter what was the fiercest of El Salvador's zonas.
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It may also have been our greatest blunder. Actor Patton Oswalt and wife Michelle McNamara at the "Young Adult" Los Angeles Premiere at AMPAS Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Dec.
15, About Karen Kelsky I am a former tenured professor at two institutions--University of Oregon and University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.
World's worst memory, world's best memory. BY Ransom Riggs. December 5, If we're talking best and worst, I'm probably somewhere near the top of the bottom third. I can remember plenty of. Getting to Gemütlichkeit: German History and Culture in Southeast Louisiana. By Laura Westbrook [ gemütlichkeit: a feeling of belonging and well-being; contentment with one's surroundings; enjoying the fellowship of others; mutual appreciation and understanding ] Background. Louisiana's German citizens constitute both one of the oldest and one of the newest populations in the state. Addendum, July 2, A longtime a.f.u participant says that the Old Hat list was created to allow the Silicon Valley-dwelling members to plan a barbecue, so that they could add a face-to-face dimension to their virtual interaction.
I have trained numerous Ph.D. students, now gainfully employed in academia, and handled a number of successful tenure cases as Department Head.