PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Advice http://www.chronicle.com/section/Advice/66/ 2017-09-23T06:55:33-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education How to Be Political http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-to-Be-Political/241258 2017-09-21T19:00:00-04:00 Let’s banish the fiction of the completely apolitical robot prof. By David Gooblar Academic Ethics: Is ‘Diversity’ the Best Reason for Affirmative Action? http://www.chronicle.com/article/Academic-Ethics-Is/241249 2017-09-20T19:00:00-04:00 There was, once upon a time, another compelling argument that had nothing to do with demographic markers. By Brian Leiter Why We Hate Our Own Meetings http://www.chronicle.com/article/Why-We-Hate-Our-Own-Meetings/241233 2017-09-20T10:20:00-04:00 A good portion of what ails academic meetings stems from factors within our control. By Kevin Gannon Do We Still Value the Dissertation? http://www.chronicle.com/article/Do-We-Still-Value-the/241222 2017-09-18T19:00:00-04:00 A debate over whether to ban graduate-student publication suggests not. By Leonard Cassuto The Professor Is In: How to Ask ‘Smart’ Questions http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Professor-Is-In-How-to/241232 2017-09-18T16:00:00-04:00 What you say and how you say it in departmental seminars is one way your colleagues will size you up. By Karen Kelsky Searching Without a Search Firm http://www.chronicle.com/article/Searching-Without-a-Search/241194 2017-09-14T18:00:00-04:00 If you are running a search without a consultant — and sometimes you should — do it under the right conditions. By Lucy A. Leske The Stress of Academic Publishing https://chroniclevitae.com/news/1900-the-stress-of-academic-publishing 2017-09-13T13:46:00-04:00 The waiting is, indeed, the hardest part, but some academics cope with it better than others. Michael D. Dooley and Kate Sweeny The Search for Stability as a Freelance Academic http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Search-for-Stability-as-a/241178 2017-09-13T12:00:00-04:00 Freedom and flexibility are huge pluses of self-employment, but the sheer unpredictability of it can wear you out. By Katie Rose Guest Pryal The Job Market: Where Should You Apply? https://chroniclevitae.com/news/1899-the-job-market-where-should-you-apply 2017-09-12T14:53:00-04:00 Even in a weak academic job market, you should carefully consider where you want to work and what sort of job you actually want. Manya Whitaker The Stress of Academic Publishing http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Stress-of-Academic/241156 2017-09-12T14:00:00-04:00 The waiting is, indeed, the hardest part, but some academics cope with it better than others. By Michael D. Dooley and Kate Sweeny The Job Market: Where Should You Apply? http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Job-Market-Where-Should/241139 2017-09-11T10:00:00-04:00 Even in a weak academic job market, you should carefully consider where you want to work and what sort of job you actually want. By Manya Whitaker Administration 101: An Intel Checklist for Finalists http://www.chronicle.com/article/Administration-101-An-Intel/241116 2017-09-10T19:00:00-04:00 What information should you gather before you set foot on the campus for an interview? By David D. Perlmutter The Forgotten Value of a Literature Course https://chroniclevitae.com/news/1896-the-forgotten-value-of-a-literature-course 2017-09-07T10:24:00-04:00 English professors have had to do a lot of hard thinking about why students should take our courses — something we once took for granted. By Rob Jenkins Our Mysterious Dissertation Committees http://www.chronicle.com/article/Our-Mysterious-Dissertation/241107 2017-09-06T12:00:00-04:00 They offer subtle lessons in how academics exercise privilege, not only over the student, but over each other. By John Smith Teaching From the Passenger Seat https://chroniclevitae.com/news/1895-teaching-from-the-passenger-seat 2017-09-06T10:07:00-04:00 Run a good discussion section, and you can remedy many of the shortcomings of the lecture format. By David Gooblar Resolutions for a New Academic Year http://www.chronicle.com/article/Resolutions-for-a-New-Academic/241061 2017-09-05T10:30:00-04:00 A survival guide for higher education in perilous times. By Philip Nel The Professor Is In: Relevant Resistance in the Classroom https://chroniclevitae.com/news/1894-the-professor-is-in-relevant-resistance-in-the-classroom 2017-09-05T10:14:00-04:00 In the “post-fact” timeline in which we find ourselves, our very function as educators becomes to resist it. By Karen Kelsky Scholars Talk Writing: Christie Henry http://www.chronicle.com/article/Scholars-Talk-Writing-/241063 2017-09-04T19:00:00-04:00 “Most scientists I know are wonderful storytellers, but they are taught from early in their careers to edit out the story, to redact the personal.” By Rachel Toor From Doctoral Study to … Institutional Research http://www.chronicle.com/article/From-Doctoral-Study-to-/241033 2017-08-30T14:00:00-04:00 What to expect and how to prepare for a career in a campus IR office. By Jennifer S. Furlong and Julie Miller Vick Are They Doing Their Own Work? https://chroniclevitae.com/news/1892-are-they-doing-their-own-work 2017-08-30T10:25:00-04:00 Some institutions are requiring professors to do more to confirm their students’ identities in online coursework. By Stephanie Reese Masson