The Role of Reflection and Ethics in Personal and Professional Growth and Identity Formation

By: Kate Antanovich, Pennsylvania State University The question of ethics. I have recently had to do an assignment for my qualitative research class, a research design mockup: rationale, problem statement, data collection methods... As I went down section by section…

Navigating the Rocky Seas of Life as a PhD Parent

By: Natalie Cruz, Old Dominion University All of our lives were upended in minor and major ways in March when the COVID-19 pandemic began to affect the United States. No sector of our society has been untouched, particularly higher education.…

A Pedagogical Journey: How Graduate Students Can Define and Actualize their Teaching Approach

By: Jillian Ives, University of Connecticut As a professional academic advisor, I often heard students complain when instructors were ‘too political’ in their teaching, and rumors of instructors who received these kinds of student complaints in their evaluations being pushed…

Perspectives on Critical Quantitative Research II

By: Daniel Corral, University of Wisconsin-Madison Inspired by my academic and research experience as a McNair Scholar, I entered graduate school interested in applying critical theoretical frameworks to explore disparities as they relate to college access and success of Students of Color.  Similar to experience of my colleague Na Lor (read her post blog post here ), I was…