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Anxious about landing an academic job after graduation, Shantá R. Robinson ultimately discovered that true “How I Made It” stories involve uncertainties, mishaps and mistakes.

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June 22, 2012
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.
June 20, 2012
An anonymous faculty member, fed up at being rejected in favor of internal candidates in allegedly national searches, suggests a new system for hiring.
June 18, 2012
A great university’s board has just illustrated how not to fire a president. Susan Resneck Pierce offers advice on how trustees should act when confronted with the possibility of a termination.  
June 15, 2012
As the Supreme Court gets ready to review the consideration of race in admissions policies, instructors need to think about how to manage discussions of the issue -- both those that are planned and those that are unplanned.
June 13, 2012
When college administrators talk constantly about their efforts to attract non-white professors, the supposed beneficiaries of these policies are marginalized, writes one such faculty member.

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