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If you are only being paid for nine months of work, and you need summers for research, you need to set some limits, writes Nate Kreuter.

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October 23, 2009
As many of you recall, one of the first professional tasks you undertook was to write a scholarly review of a book, article, exhibition, symposium, performance, research breakthrough, or new discovery. What we academics now do as a matter of course is use a skill we ought to teach our undergraduate and graduate students: critical engagement with secondary sources. In many respects, teaching students to think critically about work that has already been done is one of the more pragmatic things we can impart.
October 21, 2009
After an adjunct refused to let a student leave class to take a cell call, she learned that the student would be filing a complaint, and now she's worried. C.K. Gunsalus offers some advice.
October 19, 2009
In my last piece, I discussed ways to think about when to start attending conferences and how to find ones that will be beneficial. This time around, I want to address what to do and what not to do once you have decided to take the plunge and go to a meeting. Below are some suggestions for how to make the most of it without sabotaging your career opportunities.
October 16, 2009
You'll make more progress if you reject two common myths, writes Peg Boyle Single.
October 14, 2009
Two decades after we were promised that telecommuting and other flexible work arrangements would be the norm, they're far from it, Justin Draeger writes. He offers guidance for how to do it right.

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