Running 'Round the Ivory Tower

Running 'Round the Ivory Tower
June 3, 2013

Amid so much change in higher education, Terri E. Givens writes that just as faculty critique questionable ideas, they also need to do more to share how they are using new strategies and experimenting to improve teaching and research.

February 8, 2013

Terri E. Givens reflects on a year in which issues of balance and stress received renewed attention -- amid growing worries about the future of academic careers.

October 8, 2012

Two recent incidents have Terri E. Givens wondering whether faculty members are adequately trained to respond in emergencies.

September 12, 2012

Terri Givens reflects on how a fellowship in Washington offered personal and professional renewal.

August 6, 2012

Terri Givens finds that a recent study about post-tenure frustrations resonates with her experience.


March 16, 2012

Terri E. Givens considers some of the frustrations of faculty life.

December 9, 2011

Terri E. Givens considers how she and other academics cope when personal challenges become overwhelming.


June 29, 2011

There has been a great deal of discussion around the idea of entrepreneurship in higher education. At the University of Texas, we have the usual business school programs, but we also have a unique program in “Intellectual Entrepreneurship”:

April 25, 2011

Over the past year we have seen shootings and suicides on various campuses, including here at the University of Texas at Austin, and the shooting in Arizona of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. Each of these events has led to reviews of practices for dealing with mental illness. It has also led to people being more willing to talk about these issues.

December 17, 2010

Terri E. Givens asks: Should I just be happy to have a job?



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