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Safeguarding Black Women Educators’ Mental Health

Campus leaders and colleagues must recognize their battle fatigue—and the sophisticated racism at its root—and work to support them, write Jálin B. Johnson, Nakisha Castillo, Natalie V. Nagthall and Hawani Negussie.

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The Virtues of Being a Selfish Teacher-Scholar

We’re pulled in many different directions and supposed to be jacks-of-all-trades, writes Anthony Barnhart, but that expectation is unreasonable.

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Succeeding as a Gen Z Leader In Higher Ed

Megan Finlan advises how to manage and connect with a student team as an administrator when you just recently graduated yourself.

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Making the Most of External Review Letters

Their quality must improve, and with that the credibility of promotion and tenure as a professional process, says Richard Utz, who offers some guidelines.

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Things to Consider Before All in Favor Say, ‘AI’

Graduate students and postdocs shouldn’t use ChatGPT to help write first drafts, says Jovana Milosavljevic Ardeljan, as it robs them of an important opportunity.

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The Brain-Body Problem and False Work-Play Dichotomy

Creative writing classes are often Islands of Misfit Toys, but students today seem just plain broken, says Rachel Toor, who tried something new to help mend them.

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The Perfect Academic Cancer

Joy Jones-Carmack shares how, following her diagnosis, she let go of the illusion of perfection in academe and learned other important lessons.

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‘What Else Might Be Going On?’

It’s one question you should be asking yourself about virtually everyone you meet in your work in academe, writes Tricia Shalka.