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The Chronicle’s short films document voices across academe. Through single videos and series, we explore race, gender, sexual misconduct, substance abuse and other social issues on campus.


Series: What I Wish I Had Known

Series: Two-Minute Tips

  • 5 Tips for New Department Chairs

    What happens after you’ve been named department chair? A sure change in department dynamics and tasks to do. In this Two-Minute Tips video, Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz offers five tips to smooth your transition to department chair based on Rob Kramer and Peter J. Mucha’s article “5 Tips on Surviving Your First Year as a Department Head.”
  • How to Become a Highly Productive Writer

    Finding it hard to concentrate on your writing? You’re not alone. Lots of people come up with all kinds of excuses to avoid sitting down and knocking out a few pages. In this video, Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz offers six tips that will get you off and running based on Rachel Toor’s article “The Habits of Highly Productive Writers.”
  • 3 Tips for the Minutes Before Class

    Looking for a way to improve your teaching? Start by working on your pre-class routine. The minutes before class begins provide a prime opportunity to set the tone for a successful lesson. Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz tells you how in this Two-Minute Tips video based on James M. Lang’s article “Small Changes in Teaching: The Minutes Before Class.”
  • 4 Properties of Powerful Teachers

    They typically have personality, presence, preparation, and passion. Want to cultivate and fine-tune those traits and become a better teacher? Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz tells you how in this Two-Minute Tips video based on Rob Jenkins’s article “The 4 Properties of Powerful Teachers.”
  • So You Want to Be a Dean?

    Three traits are essential to becoming an academic dean, and four key elements are needed to make a deanship run smoothly. In this Two-Minute Tips video, Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz gives you tips for becoming a new dean based on Dan Butin’s article “So You Want to Be a Dean?”
  • How to Be Strategic on the Tenure Track

    There are ways to further your quest for tenure without overworking. In this Two-Minute Tips video, Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz gives you five tips toward that goal.
  • How to Improve Your Teaching-Philosophy Statement

    Writing a teaching philosophy can be a daunting task. Just how do you articulate your approach to the classroom? Worry not. Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz is here with six tips for expressing your philosophy and landing that job interview based on Gabriela Montel’s article “How to Write a Statement of Teaching Philosophy.”
  • 6 Tips to Shape Up Your Writing

    Got writing troubles? You are not alone. In this inaugural edition of Two-Minute Tips, we offer six helpful hints to make your prose sing, based on Michael C. Munger’s article “10 Tips on How to Write Less Badly.”
  • The Tough-Love Approach to Writing

    If you’re in a writing rut, look no further. It’s time for some tough-love advice for motivation. Watch this video to learn how to best use your dedicated writing time.

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