A grad program worth its salt will provide these numbers. The director of graduate studies (DGS) should be your point of contact. Good programs also often list where recent doc candidates have gone. I know this may not always be a barometer for MA’s (because they are often just cash cows for departments) but it…
If there’s a research component, check the big grant funding sources and see if anyone was awarded grants from that university. That’s a good gut check for “decent or not going to be competitive after graduation.”
If it’s a decent school, he can try to email either admissions, the department that offers the masters program, or the director of the grad program (depending on whose email is on the “contact us” on the application.)
This is a good point: I just checked the ABET website (accrediting board for science and tech programs) and they have a “find programs” search function that has listed first thing all the online-only programs they’ve accredited.
Is it an accredited program? the accreditation board would likely have stats. If it’s online and a for-profit, I would be VERY wary (look at what is happening to Argosy University, for example - those students got SCREWED). I would be very wary of a program from a 100% online program as well. Many universities…
You can get graduation rates/timelines from the program or from the school (someone in admissions will probably know, or maybe the registrar?) (also take their timelines as a best case scenario, not necessarily a typical scenario) but if you want to know the reputation of the program the best way is probably to ask…
that was my thought as well
Would it be doxxy to share the name of the program/university? There might be GTers who know it, are in the field and know it by reputation, or who have had experience with it!
So, so beautiful. You guys are lucky to have each other. :)
Not only have you done the right thing, but you have waaaaaaay more than 10 more “good” years ahead! I know it’s rough, but realistically he wasn’t a good man - the fact that he would move mountains for others while only giving you a pick axe to move your own speaks volumes. Very proud of you doll! Now, time to find…
Let me start by saying that I have degrees in biology and anthropology, and feel like the loss in Brazil was akin to losing a wing of the library at Alexandria. Just irrecoverable, unfathomable, a true loss to humanity’s body of knowledge as well as evidence of our own creativity. Massive.
I don’t think it’s about it being harder. I think a lot of it is that they don’t want people thinking fat chicks wear their precious clothes. They (like many in our society) don’t want to be associated with fat people at all.
Talk to someone in your Dept and get this all on the record, then (again on the record) explain that you are not comfortable with the language they are using. It is inappropriate in the academic setting and they need to stop.
My vote is A because it looks like the easiest fastest pattern and irs super cute.
“There’s one undisputed worst Chris”
Certainly passive-agressive. But for a reason. Manny many people, especially nerds that would read Gizmodo, believe that they are immune from fallacy. That pseudoscience is only a problem for other people and they alone are perfectly logical.
I think it was Mike Nesmith who wore the hat, and was the serious one. Peter Tork was the goofy one. They all look so young here.
I agree about these being really important stories, but maybe not the best thing for your tenure committee (unless your provost seems excited about it (I would go one step beyond just getting their ok since it seems kind of controversial to me), which would surprise me, but apparently they nixed everything rational so…
This might not be applicable, depending on the situation, but here is one resource I know of:
I know of some pregnancy loss forums that would probably be a fit if it was a termination due to an abnormality but if they terminated because having a child wasn’t right for them right now, I don’t know of any. I never thought about that. I run in circles where there is no abortion stigma and yet I have never seen…