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Kerry Ann Rockquemore offers questions for pretenure academics to consider before getting active on controversial topics on social media.

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March 9, 2011
We tell them, but do we show them how? I’m talking about the academic sources we implore undergraduates to consult. We toss out the word "journal" so often that we could fill one with our own references. We get histrionic about the need for "credible sources," only to read papers culled from search sources that don’t show up on Google Scholar. We rail about the need to consult "experts," but plod through papers with thoughts purloined from pop culture icons and bloggers whose rants are better-developed than their command of fact. We get frustrated.
March 7, 2011
Eliza Woolf interviews a woman who gave up tenure to focus on a career path outside academe.
March 4, 2011
C.K. Gunsalus offers advice to an employee whose supervisors comment regularly on her appearance.
March 2, 2011
Eric Baer shares another round of questions -- touching on student populations and potentially challenging situations -- asked of those seeking to teach at community colleges.
February 28, 2011
Eric Baer shares questions asked of those seeking to teach at community colleges.

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