While perusing the Chronicle's job list, I came across some relevant featured articles. The following piece discusses the unique position of parenting while still in pursuit of one's degree: "Why So Few Doctoral Students are Parents." The statistics here state that the average woman will complete her Ph.D. at age 33 and "cannot expect to achieve tenure before they are 39." I'd like to hear some discussion about this one.
For a bit of comic relief, read this article about one man's experiences teaching English as a TA at a large university. From parents that wish to be involved with their
adult son or daughter's grades to students that believe they don't need to learn how to construct a proper sentence, the writer's observations are pretty spot on.
Now, get back to work!