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Vitae

'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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Vitae

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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Vitae

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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Vitae

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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Vitae

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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Vitae

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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Vitae

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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Vitae

'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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Vitae

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.

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Advice

Impostor Syndrome Is Definitely a Thing

Some ideas for teaching your graduate students how to avoid feeling as if they don’t belong in academe.

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Vitae

How Do We Respond to the Unthinkable?

If you are worried about the country’s new political present, remember that you get to spend your days with its future.

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Vitae

From Bench Science to Senior Policy Advising: An Interview With Noel Bakhtian

How a Ph.D. in aeronautics and astronautics engineering changed course to pursue a federal policy career.

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Vitae

Career Lingo: 'Teaching Responsibilities Include'

In faculty job ads, there is a difference between that phrase and “ability to teach the following.”

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Advice

The Long Road Home

If you had a rewarding academic career in America for 20 years, would you upend it to move to Beirut?

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Advice

Auditioning for the Role of Colleague

Why the content of your job talk matters less than how you handle the Q&A afterward.

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Vitae

The Loneliness of the Spinster

We are all reduced when we cordon off our intimate lives, lest they be perceived as a weakness.

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Job-Market Diaries: A Music Professor

Part 1 in a series on how new faculty members found their first full-time teaching jobs in academe.