Instant Mentor

Instant Mentor
September 8, 2010
Even if you disagree with their research priorities, older colleagues can help you want find out how things really work, writes Rob Weir.
August 11, 2010
The fall semester is fast approaching. Rob Weir suggests steps for the new instructor to take now to avoid chaos later.
July 16, 2010
Forget the usual orientation programs, writes Rob Weir. You gain more by making a librarian an integral part of your course.
June 16, 2010
Rob Weir explains how to design a course when you don't have much time.
May 24, 2010
Rob Weir offers his take on the debate over getting a graduate degree in the humanities.
May 3, 2010
When you face crocodile tears or red-faced anger from students frustrated with their grades, stay calm and stick with your standards, writes Rob Weir.
April 21, 2010
Rob Weir considers the administrative practices that make many professors reject the idea of a position outside the faculty ranks.
March 26, 2010
Banning the popular Web tool will be ineffective, writes Rob Weir, but you can teach your students how to evaluate information.
March 3, 2010
Rob Weir shares techniques for teaching writing to students who don't know how to convey ideas.
February 17, 2010
Spring may seem distant in a year in which 49 states have snow on the ground, but those coming up for their step-one tenure reviews are probably already starting to sweat, and mid-year hires are just now settling into a (semi-) comfortable groove. It’s not too early to start contemplating your campus karma. Here are a few ways to do some impression management.

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