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Guidelines about the use of Twitter at academic conferences, and the way they are articulated, should concern scholars, argues Jonathan Beecher Field.

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March 20, 2009
Rob Weir offers advice on what to do and what not to do to keep your students engaged.
March 18, 2009
Sometimes, in spite of trying to be helpful, spouses can hurt a job candidate's chances, writes Jean Dowdall.
March 16, 2009
David Domke suggests a way for graduate students and others to think about balancing the demands of teaching, research and life.
March 13, 2009
After being promoted, a reader experiences being turned on by a colleague. C.K. Gunsalus considers the options.
March 11, 2009
In 1978, I got my first teaching job — at a public high school. At the conclusion of the interview, my new principal asked, “What are your qualifications for teaching anthropology?” I retorted, “I can spell it within 75 percent accuracy.” We laughed, but I was 50 percent serious and a 100 percent panicked. I was in a graduate history program at the time, and my sole training in anthro was one undergraduate course six years earlier.

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