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Tips for making academic meetings valuable and productive (essay)

You didn't get a Ph.D. to sit in committee meetings, but they are a fact of life in academe. Jennifer Lundquist and Joya Misra provide tips for ensuring that yours are well worth having.

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Avoid giving too-practiced answers in job interviews (essay)

When it comes to academic job interviews, practice doesn’t always make perfect, warns Robert Simon.

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The importance of actively managing your career over the long haul (essay)

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Working on your career is a lifelong pursuit. Saundra Loffredo offers guidelines to keep you on the right track.

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The importance of being authentic in academe (essay)

Being authentic is the most important thing, writes Eric Anthony Grollman. What good does seeing a black or brown face at the front of the classroom do if that face is wearing a mask?

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The importance of setting proper boundaries with the board (essay)

It may seem natural for a president to try to appease a board, but establishing clear roles and boundaries is vitally important, write Barbara McFadden Allen, Ruth Watkins and Robin Kaler.

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The advantages of doing research in teams (essay)

Such teamwork can be difficult but quite productive, writes Ben Shneiderman, and the most successful teams share certain key characteristics.

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The New ABCs of Research: Achieving Breakthrough Collaborations, by Ben Shneiderman
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Advice for building confidence and strengthening your image in job interviews (essay)

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Kristy J. Sherrer gives advice on how to build confidence and strengthen your image, allowing interviewers to see your many qualifications.

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Should you choose a voluntary or paid mentor? (essay)

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Both voluntary and paid mentors can be useful for tenure-track faculty members, but they play fundamentally different roles, explains Kerry Ann Rockquemore.

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How to use LinkedIn most effectively to help manage your career (essay)

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Gaia Vasiliver-Shamis provides advice on how to leverage LinkedIn to your benefit.

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How faculty of color can achieve a good work-life balance in academe (essay)

In higher education institutions, faculty of color are professionally and mentally stretched. Dwayne A. Mack provides practical strategies to achieve a better work-life balance and avoid burnout.

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