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New tenure-track professors receive lots of advice about turning down requests, but there are times they may benefit from saying yes, writes Melissa Dennihy.

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February 2, 2011
I was elected president of our college's faculty senate last spring semester. One colleague’s response nicely captures the gist of the responses I received then:"Congratulations, I think."Others just gave me a look. Depending upon the cynicism index of the faculty member, it meant either "Fool!" or "Well done!"
January 31, 2011
Maybe The Economist and other critics of Ph.D. programs that admit more students than can expect to find good academic jobs are missing the benefits of the system, writes Joshua A. Tucker.
January 28, 2011
As the series comes to an end, Karen Hoelscher describes her university's effort to remake its faculty development program, and what other colleges might learn.
January 26, 2011
Higher education can attract more faculty members to the administrative ranks and -- eventually -- presidencies by changing the way chairs, deans and provosts are guided, writes Susan Resneck Pierce.
January 24, 2011
Well now, there's The Economist with this year’s “Doctorates are a Waste of Time” article. This piece falls in line with 2009’s New York Times article about the awful academic job market, helpfully illustrated with photos of glum-looking Ph.D.s who either can’t find a job or settled for an academic job — the horror! — in the Deep South.

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