Tyro Tracts

Tyro Tracts
March 26, 2012

Spring is an unusual time of year in academic careers, writes Nate Kreuter. While nature is blooming, projects and degrees are being wrapped up.

March 12, 2012

New faculty members have to pick their battles with care, writes Nate Kreuter.

February 22, 2012

Nate Kreuter considers the role of instructors when their students come to them with decidedly nonacademic problems.

February 6, 2012

The way to keep electronic communication under control is to set expectations for professors and for students, writes Nate Kreuter.

January 25, 2012

Nate Kreuter reflects on what he learned playing an all-campus game in which he was the only faculty member.

January 13, 2012

Don't let the tight job market scare you from making sure your professional quirks can fit into departments to which you are applying, writes Nate Kreuter.

December 19, 2011

Nate Kreuter writes about his frustrations with academics who look down on the communities where they teach.

December 5, 2011

Whether at holiday parties or job interview dinners, this is the time of year that grad students and junior professors end up with liquor and senior professors in the same room. Nate Kreuter offers advice.

November 21, 2011

Nate Kreuter explains why so many grad students ignore warnings about the job market -- and why that makes it even more important for Ph.D. programs to talk about the realities.

November 8, 2011

Graduate students and junior professors need to navigate relationships in departments where people may not like to admit that hierarchies exist, writes Nate Kreuter.

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