Survival Guide

Survival Guide
April 15, 2011

An employee thinks he did the right thing to protect campus safety, but his superiors disagree. C.K. Gunsalus weighs the arguments.

April 4, 2011

A new manager comes into a department with warring parties. C.K. Gunsalus advises sticking to formal procedures and forgetting informal peace-making.

March 4, 2011

C.K. Gunsalus offers advice to an employee whose supervisors comment regularly on her appearance.

February 18, 2011

C.K. Gunsalus analyzes a situation without easy solutions.

February 4, 2011

When your supervisor can see the merits of only one person in the division, and it's not you, options are limited, writes C.K. Gunsalus.

November 5, 2010

A professor who brought misconduct charges against a colleague asks how to act while the process moves forward. C.K. Gunsalus considers how to handle this awkward, long period.

August 25, 2010

If your college expects you to take on 12 months of work for 9 months of pay, what's a principled response? C.K. Gunsalus reviews the choices.

June 9, 2010

When a friend confides that her husband is sleeping with one of his students, what is your responsibility? C.K. Gunsalus sorts through the conflicting obligations.

April 23, 2010

When a professor supervises student work at an outside business, how does a department provide oversight? C.K. Gunsalus helps with the issues and the politics.

March 12, 2010

When a faculty member makes outrageous demands, and an institution wants to encourage more retirements, what's an administrator to do? C.K. Gunsalus weighs the options.



August 23, 2011
International Ph.D. students at U. of Western Ontario say their program can't be completed in four years, and that without fifth year of funding they risk having to leave empty-handed.


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