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The Academic Workplace: Defining Job Success

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If you need career advice, hand-holding, a faculty job, or a kick in the pants to get that writing project finished, there’s probably a consultant out there who can help. Our special Academic Workplace issue reports on the cottage industry of experts offering support at every career stage. You’ll also find coverage of a program that aimed to document faculty productivity but ended up alienating professors. Plus, we report on academics who are the lone members of their field on campus, and we offer advice from others on how to handle a layoff, retirement, and caretaker responsibilities.

This issue also lists 84 colleges recognized for strong workplace practices in The Chronicle’s 2018 Great Colleges to Work For survey, based on responses from more than 53,000 people at 253 institutions. Some hallmarks of colleges whose employees gave them high marks: Their leaders communicate well with employees and give them the freedom to do their jobs.

Copies of the full report are available for purchase here.