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  1. Alt-Ac Challenges, Continued

    on Administrators vs. Alt-Acs with an inviting series of questions, and I’m responding to a few of them here:   First, the column does a good job of recognizing alt-ac professionals in teaching, learning, and research-related roles, and I think it is also worth pointing out that we have alt-ac colleagues in other types ...

    Joshua Kim - Aug 30 2015

  2. Administrators vs. Alt-Acs

    essays highlighted, for me, the gap between the emerging alt-ac (alternative academic) career path and that of a “traditional” administrator. The titles (or labels) of administrator and alt-ac are sometimes used interchangeably. They shouldn’t be. There are at least 3 differences between the campus alt-ac ...

    Joshua Kim - Aug 26 2015

  3. 2 Things That I Wish I Learned In Sociology School

    an educational technologist, or any alt-ac profession, not so much. This is why I’m curious about how many alt-ac sociologists are roaming the earth. Are we an aberration or a trend? Are we a group worth ...

    Joshua Kim - Aug 24 2015

  4. Essay on advice for academics starting their careers

    not to pursue a traditional academic career. Seeking an alt-ac job is not failure. Leaving academia altogether ...

    Philip Nel - Aug 19 2015

  5. Essay on how new Ph.D.s may want to consider careers in the federal government

    share a handful of strategies that are essential for graduate students preparing for alt-ac careers? ...

    James M. Van Wyck - Aug 10 2015

  6. Essay on unusual career shift by an English professor

    Medical Treatment and English I used to spend my days reviewing essays, referring students to the writing center, offering advice to students about their academic paths, writing lesson plans and assessing the effectiveness of these lesso ...

    Sean P. Murphy - Jul 31 2015

  7. Essay on how new Ph.D.s should prepare resumes for nonacademic job searches

    Carpe Careers Verbal Origami “What do you want someone to take away from reading your résumé?” ...

    Joseph Barber - Jul 27 2015

  8. Alt-Ac from the Start

    alt-ac plans from the start and who did everything he could to open doors and create opportunities ...

    Maura Elizabeth Cunningham - May 7 2015

  9. 5 Misunderstandings About Alt-Ac Salaries

    going to stick to alternative-academic (alt-ac) jobs. Mostly because the faculty labor market ...

    Joshua Kim - May 3 2015

  10. Trying to Understand Alt-Acs

    the institution) in course assessment and improvement.     Alt-ac professionals may also be media ...

    Joshua Kim - Feb 26 2015

  11. Alt-Acs and Terminal Degrees

    buy you something.     Do you need to have a PhD to call yourself an alt-ac ? I don’t ...

    Joshua Kim - Feb 25 2015

  12. Are Alt-Acs Underutilized?

    Joshua Kim's blog Technology and Learning Are alt-acs (alternative-academics) an underutilized campus resource?    What academic work would alt-acs happily engage in that faculty would (or should) not?     The thing to remember about us alt-acs is that we ...

    Joshua Kim - Feb 24 2015

  13. Essay on how new Ph.D.s can work with mentors to develop their career story

    Carpe Careers Developing Your Story Does the following story sound familiar? It goes something like this: a trainee comes into the career center and looks around suspiciously, as though she were doing something illicit or ...

    Stephanie K. Eberle - Apr 20 2015

  14. Essay on alt-ac work during holiday season

    an alt-ac with many faculty friends, social media feeds begin to feature discussions of winter break research plans, travel, leading study abroad programs, etc. But as an alt-ac, you have a 12-month ...

    Brenda Bethman - Dec 19 2014

  15. Bittersweet

    the rest of us just have to make due and accept our “lesser” status. Many conversations around alt-ac career paths focus on the fact that, for many, alt-ac isn’t a “Plan B” but a conscious and purposeful ...

    Lee Skallerup Bessette - Mar 30 2015



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