26 January 2016

Confirmation of enrollment

IMPORTANT:  The deadline for confirming your enrollment is 4:30 pm on Friday, January 29!!
If you do not confirm your enrollment via BU BRAIN Self Service by 4:30 p.m., Friday.Jan. 29you will be dropped from all your spring courses.

21 January 2016

More free basketball for grad students

Basketball Grad Night
To show our appreciation for current graduate students, the Graduate School is offering 125 free tickets for the men’s basketball game against Albany on Monday February 8th at 7pmt in the Events Center. Each student who presents a graduate student ID will receive one ticket. Tickets are available at the Graduate School office front desk in the Couper Administration Building Room 134, between the hours of  8:30am to 5pm. The tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Faculty members are welcome to pick up a maximum of 5 tickets to distribute to deserving students. This game will be a great way to start off the semester. Please help us spread the word and encourage your students to attend!

12 January 2016

Bias against female instructors

from Inside Higher Ed

There’s mounting evidence suggesting that student evaluations of teaching are unreliable. But are these evaluations, commonly referred to as SET, so bad that they’re actually better at gauging students’ gender bias and grade expectations than they are at measuring teaching effectiveness? A new paper argues that’s the case, and that evaluations are biased against female instructors in particular in so many ways that adjusting them for that bias is impossible.

07 January 2016

Online Panel about careers in business for humanities and social science PhDs

Online Panel: Careers in Business For Humanities and Social Science PhDs

The Harpur College Dean's Office and the Fleishman Center for Career and Professional Development are hosting a free web-based asynchronous panel discussion through Verstaile PhD. The topic will focus on careers in business for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in the humanities and social science. This panel will take place fromJanuary 25-29. Participants can interact with panelists throughout the week on Versatile PhD, or follow the discussion via email. All questions are welcome! More information about the discussion and panelists can be found here. Instructions for both faculty and student access to Versatile PhD are available.

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