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Vitae

Why Am I Teaching Again?

Two years after leaving academe, a former adjunct rediscovers her love for the classroom.

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Advice

A Classic Job-Search Guide Turns 25

Newly republished in its fifth edition, a classic job-search handbook is still guiding Ph.D.s on the market.

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Vitae

Why Cold-Calling on Students Works

It’s doesn’t have to be an antagonistic demand to prove themselves; it can be a warm invitation to contribute.

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Vitae

On Awkward PowerPoints and Wobbly Podiums

When to ask for help and when to make the best of it.

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Advice

It’s Time to Ditch Our Deadlines

Why you should stop penalizing your students for submitting work late.

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Vitae

Dear Adviser: You Were My Favorite Mistake

In choosing my committee chair, I made the best worst decision of my academic career.

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Advice

Is It OK to Teach Grown-Ups?

A youngish professor wonders if teaching ‘adult enrichment’ courses will damage her prospects.

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Vitae

'Dear Forums ...': Is It Weird to Ask a Mentor Who Was Denied Tenure to Be a Reference?

Also in our weekly roundup of the best conversations from The Chronicle's discussion forums: tips on writing review articles.

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Vitae

Learning to Write All Over Again

Turns out writing is not like riding a bike. You do forget how to do it.

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Advice

‘Does This Have to Go Through the IRB?’

Social-science researchers don’t need to be nearly as afraid of the review process as they usually are.

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Vitae

Managing a Dissertation and a Classroom

Seven strategies to help you finish the diss without sacrificing the needs of your students.

 

 

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Vitae

Advice for New Administrators

Don’t be afraid to admit when you’re wrong, and other lessons for newcomers to administration.

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Advice

College as ‘Practice for Life’

A lot of the learning that takes place for undergraduates — perhaps most of it — happens outside the classroom.

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Vitae

Career Lingo: “Strong”

It’s a simple-enough descriptor but, like any other word in a job ad, it can mean different things.

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Advice

The Changing Face of Scientific Collaboration

A spirit of collective enterprise in scientific research is being replaced by a rush to assign precise credit for who did what.

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Vitae

'Dear Forums ...': I'm on a 9-Month Contract. How Can I Stem the Tide of Summer-Meeting Invites?

Also in our weekly roundup of the best conversations from The Chronicle's discussion forums: Twitter tips for newbies; dealing with annoying auditors; teaching at multiple institutions.

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Vitae

The Unintended Consequences of Seeking Tenure

What we can do to protect and promote the sharing of diverse perspectives.

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Advice

Adjusting to Civilian Life

Just because people keep asking about your plans for retirement doesn’t mean you actually have to have one.

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Vitae

4 Resolutions for the New Semester

I want to be a better teacher this year than I was last year. Here’s what I plan to do differently.

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Advice

Is It Time to Stop Stopping the Clock?

No, but it may be time to redraft our poorly designed policies.