Higher Education Career Advice

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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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July 14, 2016
A request to write letters evaluating other faculty for tenure and promotion means that other people think you are qualified to make this important assessment. It can also be terrifying, write Joya Misra and Jennifer Lundquist.
July 13, 2016
Sometimes it's best for a presidential spouse to avoid the role of a home-run-crushing slugger and to focus instead on relatively inconspicuous but worthwhile endeavors, writes Mort Maimon.
July 12, 2016
Exercise improves cognition, so it's time for colleges to require physical education throughout a student's undergraduate experience, writes Karen Costa.
July 11, 2016
How do you “follow your passion” when it is unclear or is seemingly unconnected with what you understand about work? Paula Di Rita Wishart provides advice.
July 8, 2016
Rachel McKinnon offers advice to administrators on how to handle the gender transitions of others on the campus.

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