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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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To foster trans inclusion in higher ed, start in the classroom (essay)

Faculty members should identify gaps in their knowledge about gender, learn about transgender and nonbinary students, and implement some specific pedagogical practices, writes Stacy Jane Grover.

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How to improve the teaching conditions of adjunct faculty members (essay)

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Maria Shine Stewart proposes three questions for colleges to consider while reflecting on the teaching conditions of adjunct faculty members.

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How to handle conversations over crises and difficult topics in the news (essay)

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Given all the violence and turmoil in the news over recent weeks, you may not be looking forward to campus discussions when you return for the new school year. Kerry Ann Rockquemore offers advice.

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13 recommendations for successful job interviews (essay)

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Saundra Loffredo recommends step-by-step preparation for successful job interviews.

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Advice on writing letters assessing other faculty for tenure and promotion (essay)

A request to write letters evaluating other faculty for tenure and promotion means that other people think you are qualified to make this important assessment. It can also be terrifying, write Joya Misra and Jennifer Lundquist.

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A presidential spouse sees himself as a utility player on his wife's team (essay)

Sometimes it's best for a presidential spouse to avoid the role of a home-run-crushing slugger and to focus instead on relatively inconspicuous but worthwhile endeavors, writes Mort Maimon.

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How to identify your career calling (essay)

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How do you “follow your passion” when it is unclear or is seemingly unconnected with what you understand about work? Paula Di Rita Wishart provides advice.

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Ph.D. candidates should consider careers other than in the faculty (essay)

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You can love your field, your specialty area and academe, but sometimes they won't love you back, writes Christine Kelly.

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Advice on how to get yourself out of a writing rut (essay)

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Even if you haven't yet tackled your summer writing project, you still have plenty of time to make significant progress, writes Kerry Ann Rockquemore.

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