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Yes, You Have Implicit Biases, Too

David Gooblar,

Teaching techniques like "the progressive stack" is a way for faculty members to circumvent our own buried prejudices.
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Becoming a Woman

A librarian at a small college chronicles the ups and downs of transitioning in academe.
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Administration 101: The Vision Thing

David D. Perlmutter,

The hiring profile for a campus-leadership position is often an elaborate, committee-drawn projection of myriad hopes and contradictory needs. Certain meta-qualities, however, tend to stand out as universally sought after, whether the opening is f...
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The Wrong Kind of Famous

Jonathan Rees,

If the good ship Academic Freedom sinks, under the weight of Twitter attacks on controversial profs, we will all drown.
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The Kids Are Still Alright

Rob Jenkins,

Maybe it’s your own generational bias that is getting in the way of appreciating today’s undergraduates.
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Stop Flaunting Your Flaws

Allison M. Vaillancourt,

Self-awareness as a leader in higher education does not mean being proud of your faults.
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So We Went to Prison …

What three faculty members learned about teaching from a course they offered to incarcerated students.
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Social Media Is Scholarship

Mark Carrigan,

Used properly, it’s not just an unwelcome drain on productivity but a way to manage your research activities more effectively.
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Why I Don’t Take Attendance

Kelli Marshall,

Taking roll always seemed more laborious than necessary, but I never really thought not to do it.
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Lessons on Productivity

Rachel Toor,

Three books offer different theories and solutions on what helps us get our work done.
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Cute Outfits and the Academic Career

Holly Genovese,

Clothing is just one more minefield for female graduate students that their male counterparts do not encounter in the same way.
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A Welcoming Classroom

Jim Lang,

As more students request accommodations, you may find that meeting their needs can help all of your students.
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Podcasting in Plain Sight

Hannah McGregor,

How two academics created a popular Harry Potter podcast, and didn’t come to regret it.
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Searching Without a Search Firm

If you are running a search without a consultant — and sometimes you should — do it under the right conditions.
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Are They Doing Their Own Work?

Stephanie Reese Masson,

Some institutions are requiring professors to do more to confirm their students’ identities in online coursework.
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Endless Summer

Rebecca Schuman,

The (unpaid) dog days of August in grad school.
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Reeling Them in Early

David Gooblar,

Getting students invested in your course is the most important objective to aim for in the opening weeks of the semester.
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The Worst F-Word

John Kehayias,

A tenure-track dream you’ve spent 14 years pursuing is not an easy thing to give up.
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The Awkwardest Hug

JH Pearl,

In a job interview, you don’t have as much power to ruin everything as you think.
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How to Survive Permanent Austerity

Jonathan Rees,

If your institution is going to be dependent on tuition dollars to keep its doors open, how can you as a faculty member help recruit and retain students without sacrificing your integrity?
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5 Ways to a Faster Ph.D.

How graduate schools could shorten time-to-degree without watering down program requirements.
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Fixing Our Job-Market Problem

Kevin Gannon,

Career diversity must become the new norm, not an exceptional trend, if graduate education is to thrive in the future.
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The ‘So What?’ Question

Theresa MacPhail,

You may be convinced that your paper has a solid central argument. Here are three ways to tell when it doesn’t.
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Evil Deans and the Academic Novel

In this summer’s fiction recommendations, faculty are taking out their frustrations on overworked and under-respected middle managers.
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All in Favor of Quitting?

Kelly J. Baker,

When things get tough, people tell you to stick it out, persevere. But sometimes quitting is the smart thing to do.
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A Memoir on Leaving the Faculty

Katie Rose Guest Pryal,

A Q&A with Kelly J. Baker: “Academic notions of success are remarkably narrow, and the world around us has more possibilities than we might think.”
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Banish the Smarm

Effective networking isn't slimy — it's sincere, deep, and generous.
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The Art of Peer Pressure

Rebecca Schuman,

Hello prospective grad student. Come in under the shadow of this red rock.
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Why You Need a Writing Group

Louise Seamster,

A writing group is automatically subversive — a parallel universe outside of the isolation of academic culture.
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Fair Use Too Often Goes Unused

Noah Berlatsky,

Scholarly publishers want authors to get permission to reprint any image, but does the law always require it?
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How to Craft a Pitch

Kelly J. Baker,

Six tips to help you craft an effective pitch that will get your article published.
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You. Yes, You!

Allison M. Vaillancourt,

Warning: You may be surprised by the realities of an administrative position.
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The Future of Work

Also this week: Being human might be a pre-existing condition; what’s driving administrative bloat; and other news.
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A Summer Reading List

Annie Berke,

You ran/walked/crawled across the finish line of the spring semester: Reward yourself with a few good books.
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ISO … a Peer Mentor

Jessica Pesce,

Why is it so difficult to find a midcareer mentor near my own age?
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You Can’t Automate Good Teaching

Jonathan Rees,

Any professor who cares one whit about teaching understands that education involves a lot more than just conveying information.
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What You Do Does Matter

John Schwiebert,

Notes on teaching for those days when it seems as if no one is listening.
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Does Diversity Training Work?

Also this week: Why older workers might be better workers. Segregation is alive and well, but no one cares; and other news.
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We Keep Ignoring the Audience

David Gooblar,

Teaching graduate students to pay attention to who they’re writing for could go a long way toward improving academic writing.
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Now You're in Charge

Allison M. Vaillancourt,

Warning: You may be surprised by the realities of an administrative position.
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Recommendation Inflation

Howard Gardner,

Recommendation letters don't generally reflect candid professional judgments, but here are some tips on making them at least a little more helpful.
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Unexpected Careers

Jenny Furlong,

Our Career Talk columnists talk with three Ph.D.s who ended up finding satisfying work outside their disciplines.
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Grumps in the Workplace

Also this week: the secret to keeping tenured professors happy; unfair pay practices; the remarkable benefits of biking to work.
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How to Stop Sneering

Maria Shine Stewart,

Just because you can disparage a student or a colleague doesn’t mean you have to.
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In Praise of the First Person

David Gooblar,

Why you should be encouraging your undergraduate and graduate students to write in the first person.
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Stuck in the Assessment Swamp?

Kevin Gannon,

It’s little wonder that “assessment” is one of those words that make faculty break out in hives.
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Have Postdoc, Will Travel

Andrew Thaler,

Before you accept that fellowship, consider the high costs — financial and otherwise — of short-term relocations.
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Yes, I Send Fanmail

Rachel Toor,

Once in a while, it’s OK to fawn over writing you admire, even if the author is still breathing.
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Why I Teach Online

Devoney Looser,

It turns out that online instruction is a feminist issue.
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Why Informal Job Interviews Are Worthless

Also this week: the importance of mentoring people who aren’t like you; when a professor is a victim of a racial slur; why you should think like a nonagenarian.
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Stalled in the Writing?

Amy Benson Brown,

The problem may be that you are approaching your project from the outside in, rather than from the inside out.
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Getting Our Students Wrong

David Gooblar,

Why is it always so surprising when our initial impression of a student turns out to be mistaken?
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Mastering the Boring Basics

Nicole Matos ,

Much of teaching is procedural. But making the most of those routine moments can have a big impact in your classroom.
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The Distracted Classroom

New research may help us break the impasse over how to cope with digital diversions in the classroom.
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Conserving Your Teaching Energy

neil baldwin,

In today's college classroom, where affect often supersedes subject, we expend a lot of effort monitoring our students’ feelings.

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