Academic Conferences: What They Are and Why They Are Important

As you work toward earning your master’s degree or doctorate, you may begin to hear more about academic conferences — or even be asked to attend one. Most academic disciplines, such as industrial organizational psychology, have dedicated organizations that serve as a central source for new research and information, networking and professional development. The associations […]

Open Access Week

Open Access Week (OA Week, October 18-24, 2010), a global event now entering its fourth year, is an opportunity for the academic and research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access, to share what they’ve learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation in helping to make Open Access […]

Writing and the Benefits of Teaching

Excellent reading: The Considerable Satisfaction of 2 Pages a Day. ‘Teaching organizes my life, gives a structure to my week, puts before me certain goals: classes to conduct, books to reread, papers to grade, meetings to attend. I move from event to event, having a clear picture in my head of what I must do […]

Blogs in Academia

Academics give lessons on blogs. ‘Blogs are increasingly being used by academics and students. Until a few months ago, the attention paid to web logs, or blogs, focused mainly on politics and the media business. However, many in academia followed the web-diary of Salam Pax, the famous Baghdad blogger during the build-up to the war […]