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'Dear Forums ...': Are Speedy Faculty Hiring Decisions a New Thing?

Also in our weekly roundup of conversations from The Chronicle's discussion forums: tips for maintaining a collegial workplace, and how to incorporate a research proposal into a cover letter.

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Advice on Being Advised

How can you, as a new graduate student, start out on the right foot with your primary mentor?

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Advice

On the Differences Between Cats and Dogs

A letter to my writing students on why they have more freedom to create than they seem to think.

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Vitae

Being a Scholar in Trumpian Times

The open exchange of ideas remains essential, as our new science-denying president prepares to take office.

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From Bench Science to Patent Manager: An Interview with Jeremiah Mitzelfelt

"I wish I had been honest with myself earlier that I didn't actually want to be a PI."

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Advice

Helping Professors Find Time to Think

The mission of faculty development has begun to broaden beyond the traditional focus on teaching.

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Vitae

Overexperienced and Underqualified?

How to find your footing as a Ph.D. shifting to a nonacademic career.

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Advice

The Completion Agenda, Part 5: Your Publishing Plan

What will you be expected to publish from your dissertation?

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'Dear Forums ...': Can My Partner and I Share a Position?

Also in our weekly roundup of conversations from The Chronicle's discussion forums: managing the advance-copy blues; how to know when you're done writing; and a question about delaying tactics in negotiations.

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The Death of Cursive Writing

Turns out, my poor penmanship isn’t the reason students have trouble reading my comments on their essays.

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Advice

How Search Committees Can See Bias in Themselves

Most hiring panels are designed to represent a diverse mix of people, yet they still bring with them hidden motives.

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Resisting the Post-Thanksgiving Doldrums

At this point, you’re tired and your students are tired, but don’t let the semester peter out.

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Community-College FAQ: How Long Before I Get Tenure?

Two of the most common questions that job candidates ask are about tenure and salary.

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Advice

The Miscarriage Penalty

Why we need to talk more openly about pregnancy loss in academe.

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Vitae

DIY Syllabus: How to Move Beyond the Transactional

What we’re really after in our teaching is the transformational.

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Advice

Scholars Talk Writing: Carl Elliott

"In academic writing you’re given a lot of latitude to be boring."

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Making a Statement

How to draft effective job documents on teaching, research, and diversity.

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Advice

RIP, William G. Bowen — and the Bowen Report, Too

Why he predicted a faculty hiring boom and why we eagerly believed it.

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Caring Isn't Coddling

We don't have to choose between being intellectually demanding and emotionally sensitive.

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Advice

No, We’re Not Teaching Composition ‘All Wrong’

Most faculty members are teaching writing exactly as we should.

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Finding Out Who’s Got Game

Three ways to tell if someone has real power or is just desperate to be considered a player.

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'Dear Forums ...': I Know My Student Plagiarized. Do I Have Enough Evidence to Prove It?

Also in our weekly roundup of conversations from The Chronicle's discussion forums: the ethics of self-written recommendation letters.

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Giving Faculty the Freedom to Fail

Any professors who claim they introduced a new digital tool in the classroom without some kind of friction are probably lying.