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You Can’t Tell a Quilt by Its Cover

Laura Skandera Trombley reflects on the artful stitching together of a first-semester first-year seminar.

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Advice for Aspiring and New Deans

Jenny Darroch offers five tips on how to start the search process, what questions to ask and, if you get the job, how to set yourself and the institution up for success.

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Adjunct Instructors Deserve Training

They are key contributors to student educational success, yet relatively few receive adequate professional development, write Anna Conway and Thomas J. Tobin.

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A Mistake to Avoid in Leadership Searches

Annmarie Caño questions the pervasive view that the best candidate for a job is someone who has held the same title at another institution.

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The Multiple Benefits of Career Coaches

They can help you articulate your career goals and develop a personalized road map for achieving work-life satisfaction, write Mabel Perez-Oquendo and Lindsey Cauthen.

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A Guide for First-Generation, Working-Class Graduate Students

Lauren Harvey offers advice for those who feel like they’re straddling two worlds: one where they’re unsure they belong and another where their upward mobility is not understood.

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New Regulations Will Impact Graduate Enrollment

L. Maren Wood predicts four consequences of the U.S. Department of Education’s efforts to hold institutions accountable for their programs’ costs and alumni career outcomes.

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What Leadership Programs Should Offer

Jacob J. Ryder, C. K. Gunsalus, Elizabeth A. Luckman and Nicholas C. Burbules describe the combination of practical tools and principled grounding that is key to creating successful experiences.