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Reflections on campus violence given recent events (essay)

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Neither playing ostrich nor building a moat will protect campuses from violence. Awareness of the possibilities may help us build safer, kinder places, Maria Shine Stewart writes.

Essay on choices for faculty members who consider leaving academe

Finding Your Mid-Career Mojo

Kerry Ann Rockquemore writes that some faculty members, post-tenure, need to consider whether they want to stay in academe.

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Essay on the need for mid-career faculty members to turn down service requests

Finding Your Mid-Career Mojo

Many associate professors need to be more selective about service duties if they are going to win another promotion, writes Kerry Ann Rockquemore.

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Essay on how mid-career faculty members can rebrand themselves

Finding Your Mid-Career Mojo

Too many service responsibilities? Not enough research time to push for full professor? Kerry Ann Rockquemore writes that it's time to change your departmental image.

 

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Essay on mid-career productivity issues

Finding Your Mid-Career Mojo

The daily writing routine that helped you win tenure may also be key to your post-tenure progress, writes Kerry Ann Rockquemore.

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One year of a kinder campus (essay)

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Feel like celebrating kindness? Come to the party and enjoy a piece of virtual cake as Maria Shine Stewart ponders the first fledgling year of this column.

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Essay on how mid-career academics can find their place on emotional spectrum

Finding Your Mid-Career Mojo

Professors have different reactions to the process of getting tenure, and reflecting on the damage done and gains achieved will help you chart the path forward, writes Kerry Ann Rockquemore.

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Summer and the Course Redesign Is Easy (essay)

Inviting as a summer off from teaching looks, it can be an ideal time to redesign one's courses, writes Benjamin Rifkin, who lays out his strategy for doing so.

Is an electronic tenure portfolio right for you? (essay)

While it may go against the grain for faculty members who aren't digital natives, Paula Dagnon and Karen Hoelscher explain how to find out whether creating an electronic portfolio of your work is right for you.

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Essay on need for academics to take vacations

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Tyro Tracts

Just because you need to work during the summer doesn't mean you also don't need down time, writes Nate Kreuter.

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