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Jonathan Wynn spent six years as a visiting assistant professor and offers advice (and warnings) to those who might find themselves on a similar path.

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April 26, 2010
The end of the semester must be near because nearly all the new faculty members I met last week were holding their breath, trying to keep their heads above water, and praying for the end of the semester! The feelings of exhaustion and frustration I heard repeatedly were both intense and predictable. As a result, let's focus on some concrete ways to deal with Common New Faculty Mistake #15: Failing to Recognize and Adjust to the Rhythms of the Semester.
April 23, 2010
When a professor supervises student work at an outside business, how does a department provide oversight? C.K. Gunsalus helps with the issues and the politics.
April 21, 2010
Rob Weir considers the administrative practices that make many professors reject the idea of a position outside the faculty ranks.
April 19, 2010
Kerry Ann Rockquemore wants you to reconsider the quest for the perfect mentor.
April 16, 2010
Peg Boyle Single identifies symptoms and treatments for a problem that can block writing.

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