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Presidents’ and Boards’ Reciprocal Relationship

Peter Eckel and Cathy Trower describe the ways boards and presidents must work together to understand each other’s needs and devise ways to deliver on them.

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Scaffolding Text Synthesis for Graduate Students

Katie Homar and Stacy Sabraw explain why the ability to communicate insights from multiple sources to different audiences is crucial as Ph.D.s pursue their careers.

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Hold Steady or Issue an Exit Ticket?

Annice E. Fisher offers advice on successfully navigating the challenges of leading social change as Black women in higher education.

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How to Craft a Teaching Philosophy Statement

Mohammed Albakry describes four pitfalls to avoid so they don’t mar your statement’s effectiveness and alienate search committee members.

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Access, Small Gods and Academia

Conversations about job precarity in higher ed often turn to leaving the academy for “industry.” But what, Kay Sohini asks, is the industry for a lit grad?

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The Strategy Trap

Don’t prioritize the strategy, which often fails, over the strategist, writes Ryan Hays, as generating better strategies requires cultivating better strategists.

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Creating Strong Near-Peer Mentoring Programs

Natalie Miller and Sonali Majumdar outline how to develop such programs for grad student well-being and professional development.

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Do Academic Sabbaticals Offer Space to Rest?

Hanna Tervanotko explores questions about the purpose of a sabbatical today, such as whether it should primarily serve the individual or the institution.