Higher Education Career Advice

Career Advice

Students gather around a table to study.
When a class becomes a community, students change from being passive to active learners, write Neil Garg and Kevin D. Dougherty, who offer suggestions for how to create such an environment.

Advice Columnists


May 24, 2022
Shannon O’Sullivan explores the struggle to cope as an academic while in the grip of trauma and sadness.
May 23, 2022
Dinuka Gunaratne and Jaya Dixit offer strategies for working effectively with graduate supervisors as well as employer managers.
May 20, 2022
Patrick Sanaghan describes the importance of establishing a learning network to help new presidents and other top administrators get to know the institution and gain vital feedback.
May 19, 2022
Anahí Viladrich and Vivian Louie share long-term lessons they’ve learned during COVID about forging research partnerships.
May 18, 2022
Richard J. Light describes what happened in a course when he asked the students themselves to lead parts of each class.



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