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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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Essay on letters of recommendation in academe

Chris Blattman offers ideas on how to approach a professor to help you on part of the process for getting into a grad program or landing an academic job.

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Evaluating Colleagues: Time Well Spent

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In the second essay in a two-part series, Elizabeth Simmons advises instructors on how they can best evaluate their faculty peers.

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