Indiana University is made up of eight campuses statewide. Most offer several graduate degrees and all together support around 17,000 graduate students. Our flagship campus is in picturesque Bloomington, Indiana. Our medical school and many other graduate degrees are housed at our city campus, Indiana University - Purdue University in Indianapolis.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Publishing Opportunity

This past Monday, five campuses (IUB, IUPUI, Purdue, Northwestern Evanston, and Northwestern Chicago) of our AGEP alliance participated in our first video-conference to discuss: (1) a collaborative book project – What it takes to get a PhD; and, (2) case studies and video vignettes that may accompany the book when published. Possible chapter topics were generated.                       

Below are a few examples:
• First semester transitions
• You aren't the only one struggling
• Success after Challenge
• Study Groups: Making them work for You
• Getting involved can also mean getting funded
• Networking Family and Friends: Staying in touch
• Focusing on the prize: Seeing the light at the end of the PhD tunnel

Graduate students will have the opportunity to write a chapter in collaboration with one to two other graduate students from our AGEP alliance. A total of 10-15 chapters are anticipated. First drafts have a November 2010 deadline when we meet again for our alliance research conference next fall. The goal is to have the book ready for publication in the spring 2011.

In addition, students at each campus can present a multicultural issue enacted through a 30 second video; posing a reflection or discussion question at the end of the video. A solution manual will be created at the November conference.

If you are interested in participating in one or both of these opportunities, email agep@indiana.edu by May 1.