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Essay on issues facing aspiring scientists who are pregnant

Discriminatory attitudes may no longer be as overt or prevalent as they once were, writes Sue V. Rosser, but women in the laboratory still face challenges, and need mentors to make sure that no options for their work are ruled out.

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Essay on answering questions about why you want to work at a specific college

Kathryn Hume says you need to focus on the match between you and the specific department and institution, not general issues about why you want a job.

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Essay on finding a first job in the social sciences

New Ph.D.s in the social sciences enhance their job prospects by thinking beyond their doctoral disciplines, writes Adam Fish.

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Essay on the ups and downs of academic committee work

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“Can’t we all just get along?" No, especially if we’re on the same committee. Maria Shine Stewart takes a lighthearted look at one of academia’s heavier responsibilities.

 

Essay on next generation of liberal arts college presidents

Emily Miller and Richard Skinner examine the challenges facing liberal arts colleges and how those might shape their next generation of presidents.

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Essay on ethical questions raised by letters of recommendation

Trysh Travis considers when it may not be in students' interests to write them letters of recommendation.

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Essay on making campuses welcoming for older people

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G.B. Shaw said that "youth is wasted on the young." Be that as it may, college is not wasted on the older, at least on kinder campuses. Maria Shine Stewart reflects.

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Essay on the therapist role played by many professors

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Nate Kreuter considers the role of instructors when their students come to them with decidedly nonacademic problems.

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Essay on how to enjoy a sabbatical

Sybil L. Holloway considers the roles of planning, preparation and setting reasonable expectations.

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