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Spaces That Teach Us

Too few young adults have access to places where they can wonder, be curious, make mistakes and find common purpose with each other, writes Karla A. Erickson.

On Writing and Decoding Recommendation Letters

While a time-consuming task for seasoned professors, it can be much more daunting for junior faculty who may never have seen a letter of recommendation before, including those sent on their behalf, writes Mohammed Albakry.

Filling in the Gaps in Grad Student Career Readiness

Universities offer support for attending conferences or visiting archives, but it’s harder for trainees to find funding for professional development opportunities that lie outside academic research, write Baron Haber, Shawn Warner and Arica Lubin.

A Double Standard for Students at Risk?

Universities should recognize and reconsider the differential treatment they offer Global South students fleeing persecution, writes Isabella Aung.

Play the Long Game

Higher education must do much more to support and value the intellectual, scholarly work of teaching, write Martha Diede, Jessica Dewey and Michelle Pautz.

Teaching Advice for Grad Students

If you’re to begin teaching soon and have received little (or no) instruction, how can you prepare so your experience isn’t demoralizing? Aeron Haynie and Stephanie Spong offer suggestions.

Gliding Toward Retirement

Elizabeth H. Simmons answers colleagues’ questions about smoothing the pathway toward a fulfilling retirement.

In Support of the Junk Drawer CV

It’s a magical document that’s tucked away in your storage drive where you record high points and low points among your career endeavors, explains Kate Stuart.