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The Very Rough Art of Listening

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Listen up, all you listless listeners: you may want to amplify your attending skills as a new academic year approaches. Maria Shine Stewart suggests why.

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Steps to help professors better advise graduate students (essay)

Given how little training professors get on advising grad students, David H. Monk offers ideas on the principles that should guide that working relationship.

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How MOOCs can develop good (and bad) teaching habits (essay)

Teaching massive open online courses can encourage instructors’ good (and bad) habits. Marie Norman explores how we can use what we learn to improve teaching.

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Advice for department chairs on managing conflict (essay)

Academic departments can encounter conflict from many angles, and it can undermine chairs if they don't manage it well. Patricia Price and Scott Newman offer advice on how they can do so.

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Survival guide for interviewing at the Modern Language Association annual meeting (essay)

A year out from his own run through the annual meeting gauntlet, Christopher Garland offers tips on being prepared, impressing the search committee -- and avoiding that last-minute meltdown in the elevator.

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Essay on technology tools to help Ph.D.s and postdocs in job hunts

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Joseph Barber reviews websites and databases that can help the Ph.D. or postdoc doing a job search.

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How to ask interview questions that show you're interested in the job (essay)

About to interview for an academic position? Elizabeth Simmons suggests how to ask questions that convey your enthusiasm and readiness for the role.

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Essay on how to manage information overload about a job search in academe

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What do you do when you get too much or conflicting advice? Stephanie K. Eberle has ideas about vetting the ideas.

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Essay argues that young academics should write book reviews

Casey Brienza says that promoting scholarship and the common good of academe is a value that deserves support -- and that this work can also help individual careers.

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How professors can constructively communicate with each other -- and not (essay)

Don't assume what your colleague is thinking -- in-person discussion can avoid misunderstanding and build constructive relationships, writes John P. Frazee.

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