Nervous about a new leadership role? Review your scholarly skill set and prepare to apply it in a fresh context, says Elizabeth H. Simmons.
Mend the Gap
Diversity and inclusion can be challenging ideals to discuss, let alone realize. Elizabeth Simmons shares strategies gleaned from conversations with trusted colleagues.
Considering academic leadership at the institutional level? Elizabeth Simmons explains how pursuing a fellowship both prepared her for future positions and altered her perspective on her current position.
Elizabeth Simmons discusses fair and efficient selection processes for distributing raises, grant funds, workshop seats and other resources.
Elizabeth Simmons discusses how "productivity software" can smooth the path for new administrators -- and offers tips on the tools she finds most useful.
Hiring? About to make an offer? Elizabeth Simmons offers advice on what you need to know to make your upcoming negotiation a success.
Need reliable information about promotions, leaves and other work-life issues? Elizabeth Simmons offers advice on how to research these matters at your institution.
The coursework and research from your postgraduate training have equipped you with the scholarly skills to help you master the mysteries of faculty life, Elizabeth Simmons writes.
On the job market? Anticipating an offer? Elizabeth Simmons offers advice on what you need to know to make your upcoming negotiation a success.
Interested in making your department more inclusive? Elizabeth Simmons and Ramón S. Barthelemy offer suggestions for improving the climate for LGBT colleagues and students.