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Essay on professorial traits that administrators need to drop

Academics who become administrators need to unlearn behaviors they embraced as faculty members, writes Robert J. Sternberg.

Stewart essay on fixing or responding to bloopers

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What should you do when you feel like bursting the cartoon bubble over your colleague’s head? Or your own? An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, Maria Shine Stewart prescribes.

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Essay on keys to finishing a dissertation

Fabio Rojas offers advice on how to finish a dissertation and maintain your sanity.

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Essay: the moment that inspired a kinder campus

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Have you ever had a magical moment on your campus -- when it almost vibrated with a higher frequency of kindness? Maria Shine Stewart revisits the moment that culminated in the birth of her column.

Essay on need for tenured faculty members to have mentoring

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Mentoring 101

Post-tenure, faculty members still need help to be strategic about their careers, writes Kerry Ann Rockquemore.

The 'Fit' Puzzle

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Deciding whether a candidate is right for a faculty job should be based not on intuition but on evidence, writes Elizabeth H. Simmons.

Essay on why graduate students ignore warnings about the job market

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Nate Kreuter explains why so many grad students ignore warnings about the job market -- and why that makes it even more important for Ph.D. programs to talk about the realities.

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