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When talking with potential employers, you should communicate in a way that projects clear and detailed images rather than complex and distorted ones, writes Thomas Magaldi.

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June 25, 2010
“Well, look who’s here,” sneered my older, tenured, male colleague, “It’s Dr. Diversity.” Leaning into the old boys’ corner of the musty mailroom, he chuckled and continued talking with his buddies. I cringed and pretended to receive his remark as a compliment. With a forced smile, I hurried past them to collect my mail. Surely he wasn’t disparaging my emerging research interest on supporting student diversity. Or was he?
June 23, 2010
Eliza Woolf recounts her mistakes when going up for a nonacademic job.
June 21, 2010
If you aren't making the progress you want, it's time to confront the issues that are holding you back, writes Kerry Ann Rockquemore.
June 18, 2010
A great record on service won't win you tenure, and it could cost you tenure, writes a new advice columnist.
June 16, 2010
Rob Weir explains how to design a course when you don't have much time.


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