Climate in Graduate School

Mary Anderson-Rowland, PhD: Climate in Graduate School

How to make friends with colleagues to encourage a supportive environment.

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Words of Wisdom: Dr. Anderson-Rowland
The importance of finding a good advisor and making sure to get everything in writing.

Hearing from Students and Having an Impact
The importance of giving back to students and making an impact in their future education and career choices.

Words of Advice for Students
The importance of supportive peer relationships.

Two Different Worlds: School Without Kids and Working with Kids
Being married in graduate school and having children as a faculty member.

The Two-Body Problem
Challenges with being married to a fellow academician and finding faculty positions.

The Commuter Marriage
How to maintain a long-distance relationship.

Sources of Support
The importance of a supportive network of colleagues.

Looking Back on Raising Kids While Working
Explains the role children play in career choices.

Leisure Activities: Dr. Anderson Rowland
Ways to spend leisure time.

Getting Married During Graduate School
The decision to get married in graduate school.

Doing More Than I Could Have Imagined
Chronicles the evolution of a career over time.

Sharing News of Pregnancy with Advisors
Departmental reactions to the choice to have children.

Seeking Support Outside the Department
How to refute sexist comments and challenge gendered assumptions.

Help and Support from Other Administrators
How to seek support from administrators outside the department when dealing with departmental sexism.

Dealing with Impostor Syndrome
Class performance builds confidence to remain in program.

Being Comfortable as a Woman Among Men
Emphasizes positive peer relationships within her cohort.

Best Laid Plans
How to negotiate a schedule for raising a family and overcoming setbacks in a new career.

Leisure Activities: Dr. Anderson Rowland
Ways to spend leisure time.

Sources of Support
The importance of a supportive network of colleagues.

Seeking Support Outside the Department
How to refute sexist comments and challenge gendered assumptions.

Help and Support from Other Administrators
How to seek support from administrators outside the department when dealing with departmental sexism.

Creating Cohesion with Colleagues
Highlights an experience in which peers were not only colleagues, but also friends.

Becoming an Independent Voice as a Young Faculty Member
The process of establishing yourself in the same department as your spouse.

Is the Effort Worth the Outcome?
Explains when to confront a problem and when it may be better to maneuver around it.

Words of Wisdom: Dr. Houston
The importance of remembering that graduate school is only one part of a larger career.

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