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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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How to navigate conflict as a higher education leader (essay)

To be ready to lead in higher education, you must understand how to deal with conflict, writes Elizabeth Suárez.

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Career preparation and the graduate adviser-advisee relationship (essay)

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Graduate students need to recruit advisers who genuinely care about their goals, particularly when it comes to careers, writes James M. Van Wyck.

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How to avoid bias when reviewing applications (essay)

The application review process can significantly disadvantage applicants from underrepresented groups, writes Jeffrey W. Lockhart. 

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How to keep a support group positive (essay)

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Support groups can be empowering, but unless appropriately structured, they can result in a downward spiral that leaves everyone with unresolved anger, hopelessness and no clear direction forward, writes Kerry Ann Rockquemore.

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Ph.D. students can identify their skills through career exploration programs (essay)

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Students who have pursued an eight-week career exploration have expanded their collaboration and interpersonal skills in unexpected ways, writes Laura N. Schram.

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The need to create the academic career you want on your own terms (essay)

If you do enough internal work, at some point you realize that you need to be the person you want to be in academe -- no matter what the circumstances, writes Sophia Sen.

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How to deal with conflict in a mentorship experience (essay)

In a good mentoring relationship, both the people involved and the campus will benefit. But what if that is not the case and the mentor starts to resent the mentee for outpacing her? Raymonda Burgman provides advice.

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Tools to help job seekers decide next career steps (essay)

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You may doubt you'll even get one job offer, let alone several, but the process can surprise you, and you should be prepared for making informed decisions, writes Jake Livengood.

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The difficulties of constantly having to move as an academic (essay)

Multiple moves continue to be the norm in academe, and it creates many problems, argues Margaret Kosmala.

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