PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Advice http://www.chronicle.com/section/Advice/66/ 2018-06-22T09:17:14-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education We Need All Those Ph.D.s in Nonteaching Jobs to Stay in Our Scholarly Societies http://www.chronicle.com/article/We-Need-All-Those-PhDs-in/243710 2018-06-20T05:00:00-04:00 Associations encourage graduate students to seek nonfaculty careers and then lose them as members. Here’s why that’s bad for both. By Paula M. Krebs The 3 Types of Peer Reviewers http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-3-Types-of-Peer-Reviewers/243698 2018-06-19T09:00:00-04:00 Dealing with manuscript reviewers is, by far, the least rewarding and most difficult part of my job. By Mike Duncan Administration 101: What Do You Have to Do to Become a ‘Great Communicator’? http://www.chronicle.com/article/Administration-101-What-Do/243654 2018-06-17T19:00:00-04:00 To be effective in senior administration, you have to think about the how of communication delivery, not just the what. By David D. Perlmutter From Doctoral Study to … Digital Humanities http://www.chronicle.com/article/From-Doctoral-Study-to-/243631 2018-06-12T15:00:00-04:00 What to expect and how to prepare for careers that combine technology and humanities scholarship. By Jennifer S. Furlong and Julie Miller Vick Customer Service Is Misguided in the Classroom but Crucial in Advising http://www.chronicle.com/article/Customer-Service-Is-Misguided/243621 2018-06-11T12:00:00-04:00 How a former faculty member came around to the importance of serving his undergraduate “clients.” By David M. Perry Shared Governance Works in Executive Hiring, if We Let It http://www.chronicle.com/article/Shared-Governance-Works-in/243620 2018-06-10T19:00:00-04:00 In hiring senior leaders, “trust the process” is a mantra that many campus groups have trouble following. By Dennis M. Barden 6 Ways to Beat Writer’s Block http://www.chronicle.com/article/6-Ways-to-Beat-Writer-s/243587 2018-06-07T07:00:00-04:00 Too many academic writers come to believe the lie they tell themselves — that their work is not good enough. By Rachel Toor The Professor Is In: Should You Reach Out to Potential Colleagues Before the Campus Interview? http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Professor-Is-In-Should/243581 2018-06-05T05:00:00-04:00 Calling or emailing ahead of time might seem like a good way to get information about the place, but it’s more than a little risky. By Karen Kelsky How to Survive a Media Blitz: an Academic’s Guide http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-to-Survive-a-Media-Blitz-/243542 2018-06-03T19:00:00-04:00 You can’t dictate who will write about you or what they will say, but you can influence both. By Erin L. Thompson A Professor’s Last Crucial Decision: When to Retire http://www.chronicle.com/article/A-Professor-s-Last-Crucial/243523 2018-05-30T10:00:00-04:00 Here’s what institutions should be doing to make the transition to emeritus life easier. By Deborah K. Fitzgerald A Self-Care Strategy for Beleaguered Academics http://www.chronicle.com/article/A-Self-Care-Strategy-for/243521 2018-05-29T13:00:00-04:00 Every faculty member needs a magic briefcase full of heart-warming student letters. By Pam Whitfield On the Dissertation: How to Write the Introduction http://www.chronicle.com/article/On-the-Dissertation-How-to/243507 2018-05-28T19:00:00-04:00 The goal of a good intro is to orient the audience and offer a confident sense of what’s to come. By Leonard Cassuto When Do You Stop Being an Early-Career Scholar? http://www.chronicle.com/article/When-Do-You-Stop-Being-an/243491 2018-05-23T15:00:00-04:00 To reach tenure, you must survive the pressures of life as an advanced assistant professor. By Manya Whitaker Do Photos of Teaching on Your Campus Look Staged and Static? http://www.chronicle.com/article/Do-Photos-of-Teaching-on-Your/243476 2018-05-22T15:00:00-04:00 Here’s how your institution can offer a better visual story of what’s happening in its classrooms. By James M. Lang 5 Big-Picture Mistakes New Ph.D.s Make on the Job Market http://www.chronicle.com/article/5-Big-Picture-Mistakes-New/243475 2018-05-21T15:30:00-04:00 All sorts of magical thinking can distort the realities of the tenure-track job hunt. By Karen Kelsky Leave Your Administrative Job and Find Out Who Your Friends Aren’t http://www.chronicle.com/article/Leave-Your-Administrative-Job/243441 2018-05-20T19:00:00-04:00 Some colleagues will drop you before the ink dries on the announcement of your return to the faculty. But others will renew your faith in people. By George Justice Give Students More Options When They Have to Take Your Course http://www.chronicle.com/article/Give-Students-More-Options/243416 2018-05-16T12:00:00-04:00 Motivation is key to their success. When we give them choices, we benefit as much as they do. By David Gooblar Are You Sure You Want That Interim Job? http://www.chronicle.com/article/Are-You-Sure-You-Want-That/243408 2018-05-14T14:00:00-04:00 A temporary leadership gig can elevate your career prospects, or sink them entirely. By Allison M. Vaillancourt You’re Not Just Leaving Academe, You’re Leaving Your Students http://www.chronicle.com/article/You-re-Not-Just-Leaving/243385 2018-05-13T19:00:00-04:00 The permanent departure of a faculty member, contingent or otherwise, has real implications for undergraduates. By Erin Bartram What I Learned From Being Laid Off http://www.chronicle.com/article/What-I-Learned-From-Being-Laid/243371 2018-05-09T14:00:00-04:00 Do I sign the severance agreement? Do I negotiate? Hire a lawyer to send a threatening letter? By Phyllis Brust