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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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June 6, 2011
Stephen C. Stearns offers advice on taking charge of a doctoral program.
June 3, 2011
One common source of anxiety for graduate students arises from not knowing how to address the faculty within their graduate program. What is polite and respectful? But not obsequious or sycophantic? It’s a tough call, particularly if you are new to your graduate program. How individual faculty members prefer to be addressed depends upon two variables: institutional culture and the faculty member’s personal preference.
June 1, 2011
Douglas Natelson suggests approaches in the physical sciences.
May 27, 2011
In a previous article, we discussed a pernicious dynamic that many campus presidents are victims of as they endeavor to lead their institutions. We identified it as "the seduction of the leader," a term that was first introduced to us by our colleague Rodney Napier. In short, it describes how presidents often do not receive pertinent information and honest feedback about their ideas because followers are reluctant to provide it to them.
May 25, 2011
Daniel S. Hamermesh urges those starting on the tenure track at research universities to have a tight focus on their publishing and their time.

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