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Essay on ethical questions raised by letters of recommendation

Trysh Travis considers when it may not be in students' interests to write them letters of recommendation.

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Essay on making campuses welcoming for older people

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G.B. Shaw said that "youth is wasted on the young." Be that as it may, college is not wasted on the older, at least on kinder campuses. Maria Shine Stewart reflects.

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Essay on the therapist role played by many professors

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

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Essay on how to enjoy a sabbatical

Sybil L. Holloway considers the roles of planning, preparation and setting reasonable expectations.

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Essay on letters of recommendation in academe

Chris Blattman offers ideas on how to approach a professor to help you on part of the process for getting into a grad program or landing an academic job.

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Evaluating Colleagues: Time Well Spent

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In the second essay in a two-part series, Elizabeth Simmons advises instructors on how they can best evaluate their faculty peers.

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Leveraging Your Annual Evaluation

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In the first of a two-part series on yearly reviews, Elizabeth Simmons suggests how faculty members can frame their self-evaluative essays in ways that help them and their institutions.

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