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Essay on how search committees shouldn't treat candidates

Search committees need to stop being rude to job candidates, writes Afshan Jafar.

Essay: Helping colleagues on campus deal with personal loss

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As in Dickinson’s famous poem, we don’t generally stop for death. Maria Shine Stewart considers how empathy might ease the pain of loss on kinder campuses.

Essay questions story-telling as effective mentoring

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Mentoring 101

Stories from a senior faculty member's past may be more fun to tell than they are helpful to those trying to navigate academic careers, writes Kerry Ann Rockquemore.

Essay: The pros and cons of our many electronic devices

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Might electronic devices -- if left to their own devices -- erode human communication? Maria Shine Stewart ponders.

Media Cool

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Rob Weir offers advice on how professors should handle calls from reporters.

Sink or Swim

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Colleges need to abandon the philosophy they use to justify doing little to help new faculty members, writes Kerry Ann Rockquemore.

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Dressing for Success

If interview season is coming up, now is the time to think about attire and how to pay for that new outfit, writes Lee Skallerup Bessette.

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The Fund-Raiser Is Your Friend

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Many professors are wary of their campuses’ development offices. In the debut of a new column, Elizabeth H. Simmons explains how successful interactions can help the faculty and the institution alike.

Dealing With the Committee

Fabio Rojas suggests ways to keep these key people for your dissertation helpful and supportive -- and strategies to consider if they aren't.

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