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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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Why graduate students and postdocs should pursue grants for their work (essay)

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Pursuing funding support as a graduate student or postdoc can help your career -- and in more ways than one, writes Victoria McGovern.

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The trouble with nondisclosure agreements in sexual assault cases (essay)

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Nondisclosure agreements in sexual assault cases are pervasive and pernicious, especially where student complaints against faculty or staff members are concerned, writes Sheila Liming.

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Advice for academic leaders on handling troublesome units (essay)

C. K. Gunsalus, Richard P. Wheeler and Ruth Watkins recommend five linked steps to help academic leaders improve struggling units.

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The importance in the job search of understanding the emotions of employers (essay)

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It's important to realize that employers see the world differently than you do and to understand their specific emotional states, advises Joseph Barber.

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Advice on how and when untenured professors should speak their minds (essay)

Faculty members without tenure have to weigh issues of silence and voice against the hope and need for job security. Deborah J. Cohan gives advice on how to navigate it all.

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017
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4 Expert Strategies for Designing an Online Course

Steps for success include involving the learner, making collaboration work, devising a consistent structure and revising based on evaluation. 

How to work with constituencies with conflicting demands (essay)

How can you as a senior administrator best handle situations in which you're caught between important constituencies with very conflicting demands? Barbara McFadden Allen, Robin Kaler and Ruth Watkins explore a hypothetical situation along those lines.

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Questions to ask when selecting a mentor and trying to nurture a mentoring relationship (essay)

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Pallavi Eswara raises the most important ones -- and also provides some answers.

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A professor describes how she teaches students about sexual assault (essay)

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Helping students become familiar with the concept of rape culture provides an opportunity for them to recognize their own values and beliefs in action, writes Cat Pausé.

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