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The importance of university recognition of faculty members' public engagement (essay)

Engaging larger publics and influencing policy through one's scholarship can be personally rewarding, but such work too often goes unrecognized in university systems of evaluation, write Joya Misra and Jennifer Lundquist.

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Five questions to ask if you are newly tenured in a crisis-ridden department (essay)

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Kerry Ann Rockquemore offers five questions to ask yourself if you’re newly tenured and in a crisis-ridden department.

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Trans students need to be able to legally change their names on official college records (essay)

A major concern for trans people today is the process of legally changing one’s name, as well as one’s gender marker, on official college records, writes Katriel Paige.

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Academics can provide expertise and perspective in somewhat surprising ways (essay)

Many of us in academe might find that we have important expertise to share in surprising ways, writes Jason D. Seacat.

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Grad departments need to prepare students for careers beyond academe (essay)

Humanities departments need to recognize today’s job market and change the tenure-or-bust attitude that’s still too prevalent on many campuses, writes Marcus Cederström.

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Should graduate students with disabilities disclose them in job interviews? (essays)

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When graduate students are searching for jobs, should they disclose any disabilities they may have? Sue Levine explores the question.

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How being likable influences one's progress in academe (essay)

Without that extra push of likability, and often without senior scholars like us who can mentor us along the way, we have to work harder and smarter to succeed in academe, writes Shannon Craigo-Snell.

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Career lessons higher education can learn from baseball (essay)

Laura Beard offers nine lessons those who work in higher education can learn from baseball.

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How to shine in job interviews (essay)

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Saundra Loffredo offers a four-step process to help you answer those challenging interview questions that require you to draw on previous experiences.

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Women academic leaders and impostor syndrome (essay)

As high-achieving women in academe, we are not impostors, writes Claudine Keenan, but have earned our way -- regardless of the pathways we have followed.

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