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The difficulties and frustrations of attending an academic conference as an independent scholar (essay)

Rebecca Bodenheimer describes the trials and frustrations of attending academic conferences when you’re unaffiliated.

 

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Advice on being a good team leader (essay)

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Adriana Bankston offers the following advice for being a good team leader both in academe and outside it.

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A scholar pays tribute to an academic mentor (essay)

Irene Sanchez pays tribute to the person who saw something in her on the days that she couldn’t see it in herself anymore.

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Lessons about mentoring from those who do it best (essay)

Joya Misra and Jennifer Lundquist asked faculty members from different disciplines whom colleagues and students had identified as excellent mentors to share their lessons with others in academe.

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White men should do more campus service work (essay)

Rather than encourage women and people of color to do less service work, we should be encouraging white men to step forward and do more, argues Shannon Portillo.

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Advice for handling a difficult student in the classroom (essay)

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Maria Shine Stewart provides some advice for dealing with particularly difficult students in the classroom.

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How graduate students can demonstrate a commitment to diversity in job interviews (essay)

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Employers are increasingly requiring job applicants to demonstrate both commitment and contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion, writes Deborah S. Willis, who gives advice to graduate students on how to do so.

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An adjunct describes her discomfort with the concept of erotics in the classroom (essay)

How we as teachers look and comport ourselves can impact the learning experience, and as an adjunct, I do not feel safe bringing my sexuality into the classroom, writes Jeana Jorgensen.

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Advice for Ph.D. couples seeking employment (essay)

Brady Smith and Chandani Patel, both Ph.D.s, were in the same field, shared the same dissertation committee and wound up applying to most of the same jobs. They share their advice for how they have made their dual careers work.

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Why faculty members should help with move-in day (essay)

By getting involved, faculty members directly work toward institutional goals like creating a positive learning environment and improving retention rates, argues Kirstin Kelley.

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