Tyro Tracts

Tyro Tracts
February 22, 2012

Nate Kreuter considers the role of instructors when their students come to them with decidedly nonacademic problems.

February 6, 2012

The way to keep electronic communication under control is to set expectations for professors and for students, writes Nate Kreuter.

January 25, 2012

Nate Kreuter reflects on what he learned playing an all-campus game in which he was the only faculty member.

January 13, 2012

Don't let the tight job market scare you from making sure your professional quirks can fit into departments to which you are applying, writes Nate Kreuter.

December 19, 2011

Nate Kreuter writes about his frustrations with academics who look down on the communities where they teach.

December 5, 2011

Whether at holiday parties or job interview dinners, this is the time of year that grad students and junior professors end up with liquor and senior professors in the same room. Nate Kreuter offers advice.

November 21, 2011

Nate Kreuter explains why so many grad students ignore warnings about the job market -- and why that makes it even more important for Ph.D. programs to talk about the realities.

November 8, 2011

Graduate students and junior professors need to navigate relationships in departments where people may not like to admit that hierarchies exist, writes Nate Kreuter.

October 24, 2011

Professors send a message with their attire, writes Nate Kreuter.

October 7, 2011

One of the challenges of the college classroom is showing students that they can learn from failure, writes Nate Kreuter.


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