Most departments undergo periodic assessment. Here’s how to make it useful.
And what I’d like to see more of in the future.
Turns out, not much happens to graduate students who flunk the pedagogical seminar.
Five novels that every administrator should read.
“I didn’t know this world that I’m working in now even existed until I ended up in it.”
A Twitter assignment reveals that only one side of the political spectrum is being represented in class discussion.
How to make choices in graduate school that expand your career options.
No, this is not an argument for women to act more like men in the hiring process.
Why I stopped lecturing in my large survey course, and why I don’t miss it.
Part 4 in a series featuring new faculty members talking about their academic job search.
In the increasingly volatile industry that is academe, you aren’t alone in your envy.
Spending too much time reading (and ranting) about the latest Trump outrage? Here’s how to get your work back on track.
How to cope with the endless urge to evaluate every aspect of faculty work.
Class prep gets easier and easier the more you teach a particular course. But is that always a good thing?
When the time comes to quit a nonacademic job, can you leave on your own terms?
Proceed carefully before encouraging students to jump in.
They never appreciated you and now you’re moving on. It’s oh so tempting to set them straight.
Why does academic culture value the students we admit more highly than the ones we graduate?
The academic-advice columnist has often cast her skeptical eye on the academic committee; here are some of her pointed observations.
My five favorite books on gender, leadership, and academe.
Not in the initial cull, anyway. So why does academia keep pointlessly requiring them for job applications?
No hard feelings, but I don’t miss academe, and I probably won’t be back.
You have to figure out the “family” dynamics before you can carve out your place.
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