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New book highlights need to expand LGBTQ studies

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New book explores strategies and obstacles for gay, lesbian and transgender students and those who conduct research on L.G.B.T.Q. topics.

Essay on the importance of sharing work and facing rejection to advance a scholarly career

To win tenure, you should constantly write and constantly seek feedback, without worrying too much if some of the feedback is negative, write Kenneth Womack and Nichola D. Gutgold.

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Justice Department charges university with denying tenure over transgender status

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Justice Department says Southeastern Oklahoma State discriminated against a professor on the basis of gender identity.

Essay on earning tenure and considering the responsibilities of faculty life

Cynthia Wu didn't experience the angst many report, at least not about her own career. But she finds herself thinking about the responsibility of a former adjunct to those who aren't yet on the tenure track.

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Essay on writing academic book reviews

A guide from Casey Brienza.

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Essay on facing isolation when starting a new tenure-track job

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The thrill of being hired for a tenure-track job can easily be replaced by feeling all alone in a new town, far from your loved ones. Kerry Ann Rockquemore helps you evaluate your options.

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Adjunct writing instructors advocate for a new kind of activism at annual meeting

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Adjunct writing instructors argue that current activism focuses too much on what adjuncts lack, rather than what they bring to the composition classroom.

Reed college student draws attention when he says he was banned from class due to comments on rape

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Reed student creates stir by saying that he was banned from class after disputing statistic on sexual assault. The college, though, says he had a pattern of behavior that was disruptive for reasons unrelated to what he was arguing.

Essay on what to do when an academic job interview goes off the rails

Karla P. Zepeda recalls a set of odd and inappropriate interview questions -- and how she dealt with them.

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Essay on how faculty members seeking tenure should prioritize service requests

Ellen Mayock reviews how to set priorities, and how that should lead you to reject most -- but not all -- service requests.

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