PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Advice https://www.chronicle.com/section/Advice/66/ 2019-05-21T12:32:09-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education Are Women Harsher Critics Than Men on Dissertation Committees? https://www.chronicle.com/article/Are-Women-Harsher-Critics-Than/246336 2019-05-21T10:00:00-04:00 A female professor, told by a colleague that she should "play nice" in evaluating his student’s work, calls for more transparency in advising. By Violet Smith Outcome-Based Graduate School? https://www.chronicle.com/article/Outcome-Based-Graduate-School-/246325 2019-05-19T19:00:00-04:00 Perhaps it’s time to teach our doctoral students things they actually need to know for the nonacademic careers some of them want to pursue. By Leonard Cassuto Can You Really Do Humanities Research With Your Undergraduates? https://www.chronicle.com/article/Can-You-Really-Do-Humanities/246289 2019-05-16T10:00:00-04:00 How to involve students in your scholarly projects in three ways that are substantive for both them and you. By Mischa Willett Why It’s OK to Submit Flawed Work https://www.chronicle.com/article/Why-It-s-OK-to-Submit-Flawed/246282 2019-05-13T12:00:00-04:00 It’s time to wrest that article or manuscript from your neurotic mitts. By Rebecca Schuman Are You Writing? https://www.chronicle.com/specialreport/Are-You-Writing-/242 2019-05-13T00:00:00-04:00 Advice for graduate students and faculty members on scholarly productivity, with suggestions on how to write more — and better — with less angst. The Grant Ran Out, the Job Ended — Go Ahead and Grieve https://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Grant-Ran-Out-the-Job/246275 2019-05-10T18:00:00-04:00 She always knew her contingent position would cease after four years. That didn’t make losing it any easier. By Emily Ruth Mace The Professor Is In: When the Promise of Research Support Falls Flat https://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Professor-Is-In-When-the/246253 2019-05-07T13:00:00-04:00 How to read the mixed messages from an “aspirational” teaching institution that is looking to raise its profile. By Karen Kelsky How to Fix the Dreaded Survey Course https://www.chronicle.com/article/How-to-Fix-the-Dreaded-Survey/246252 2019-05-07T10:00:00-04:00 A good intro course is, most emphatically, not a content-driven information transfer. It’s more like a well-curated collection. By Kevin Gannon The Best (and Worst) Ways to Respond to Student Anxiety https://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Best-and-Worst-Ways-to/246226 2019-05-05T19:00:00-04:00 A faculty member who has struggled with clinical anxiety explores how to deal with the rising rates of undergraduate mental-health issues. By Sarah Rose Cavanagh An Engineering School With Half of Its Leadership Female? How Did That Happen? https://www.chronicle.com/article/An-Engineering-School-With/246214 2019-05-01T10:00:00-04:00 In a male-dominated discipline, job candidates who cannot see that the playing field is uneven have no hope of correcting it. By Alec D. Gallimore The Management Corner: Stop Silencing the Skeptics https://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Management-Corner-Stop/246188 2019-04-30T10:03:00-04:00 Too many campus leaders use “change resistance” plans to refute their potential opponents, rather than to actually hear them. By Allison M. Vaillancourt The Management Corner https://www.chronicle.com/specialreport/The-Management-Corner/239 2019-04-30T00:00:00-04:00 Advice for academics and administrators on the common management, organizational, and HR issues that arise in leading any size group in higher education. 10 Things No One Told Me About Applying for Tenure https://www.chronicle.com/article/10-Things-No-One-Told-Me-About/246187 2019-04-28T19:00:00-04:00 Compiling a tenure file forces you to confront who you are and what you’ve done, and to reimagine who you want to become. By Manya Whitaker The Early-Career Scholar https://www.chronicle.com/specialreport/The-Early-Career-Scholar/223 2019-04-28T00:00:00-04:00 Advice for new Ph.D.s on managing the initial years of an academic career. 21 Dos and Don’ts for Journal Writers and Reviewers https://www.chronicle.com/article/21-DosDon-ts-for/246163 2019-04-24T00:00:00-04:00 Peer review is an inherently imperfect process, but here are some steps that would make it better. By Sarah Schoppe-Sullivan and Wendy Troop-Gordon A Burst Pipe Brings a Flood of Insights for a University President https://www.chronicle.com/article/A-Burst-Pipe-Brings-a-Flood-of/246130 2019-04-23T05:00:00-04:00 You can learn a lot about the inner workings of a campus when your administrative offices get moved into a classroom building. By Julie E. Wollman Why College Professors Hate (and Love) April https://www.chronicle.com/article/Why-College-Professors-Hate/246129 2019-04-21T18:00:00-04:00 A faculty member writes an ode to the academic miseries (and occasional joys) of April. By James M. Lang How to Be a Better Online Teacher https://www.chronicle.com/interactives/advice-online-teaching 2019-04-17T16:00:00-04:00 Many professors don’t know how to teach online, and may not know how to improve at it. Our comprehensive guide can help. By Flower Darby The Professor Is In: Ambivalence About Midcareer Moves https://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Professor-Is-In-/246126 2019-04-17T11:00:00-04:00 For many professors, the possibility of changing departments triggers uncertainties that are not always easy or possible to resolve. By Karen Kelsky Lessons Learned From ‘Shark Tank’ on Writing Book Proposals https://www.chronicle.com/article/Lessons-Learned-From-Shark/246110 2019-04-15T10:00:00-04:00 Much like the “sharks,” publishers prod and poke and quickly suss out whether you have what it takes and whether they’ll invest in your book. By Rachel Toor