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This is a frustrated rant: Academics keep saying that graduate students and faculty need to show "academic productivity". Well, what on earth does "academic productivity" even mean? What is the benchmark? *orange turtle wobbles off with her heavy shell while foaming at the mouth* I know it is different for different fields. Forget other fields, I can't even figure out my own! Gah! *orange turtle buries her head inside her heavy shell still foaming at the mouth* 2 hours later: *orange turtle falls asleep inside shell; it is cosy in here*
Hi all, Wondering if any of you have input/advice about my current situation, especially those of you who may have switched programs at some point in time: I'm currently in the Organizational Change Management program at The New School. The program focuses on organization development; it's not quite I chose the program because it seemed like a unique and innovative approach to organization development and management, and I liked The New School's values. I'm only 9 credits away from completing my degree, after this semester. It's heavily consulting-oriented which I find interesting.
Hello, I am in my second year of PhD but technically have been working on my real project for just one year. It is mandatory in my school to finish coursework in the first one year. So before moving abroad for my PhD I was supposed to join a particular lab but after joining the program I realized that the project I was told I will join has been discontinued. Left with very less options to choose from, I decided to join another lab. My professor seemed to be a nice person in the beginning but eventually I found out that she is very disorganized and fickle minded. The postdoc who works in her la
This is my first post. I found The Grad Cafe by searching Google for topics pertaining to graduate programs that do not require the GRE (to which I was directed to the following topic): And I must say that I was very intrigued. However, given my current difficult situation I am now somewhat more concerned and/or perplexed as to how deep this rabbit hole I currently seem to be in is going. But before anyone gets too confused by my own confusion let me explain my situation (and I apologize in advance for being long winded). I have a BA in philosophy, currently work 2 jobs (7 days/