Tyro Tracts

Tyro Tracts
September 25, 2013

They are an important responsibility, but you don't need to agree every time you are asked, writes Nate Kreuter.

September 4, 2013

New professors need to learn how much they will be expected to be visibly in offices (or labs), and the unofficial answers may be as important as anything in the handbook, writes Nate Kreuter.

August 19, 2013

Nate Kreuter explains that some of the most important writing a young scholar produces may never be published or shared.

July 31, 2013

New faculty members learn quickly how to make fun of the administration, but they need to know what key people do, and how they may affect their careers, writes Nate Kreuter.

July 10, 2013

Instructors should take plagiarism seriously, writes Nate Kreuter. But they shouldn't rush to assume students are doing it -- nor should they obsess about it.

June 24, 2013

You don't have to sit through boring presentations, writes Nate Kreuter, but you do need to think strategically.

June 14, 2013

This is the perfect time to rethink the courses you teach, writes Nate Kreuter. He offers advice on evaluating feedback so you can develop the best new plan.

May 29, 2013

Nate Kreuter questions the conventional wisdom of telling would-be graduate students who want to be professors to enroll only "if you can’t imagine yourself doing anything else."

May 15, 2013

Nate Kreuter writes that the best thing you can do when you mess up is to admit it and ask for help.

April 22, 2013

Most faculty members don't have the hours in a day to do everything they are supposed to do, writes Nate Kreuter.

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