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To stand out, a cover letter must be outstanding: smart, engaging, concrete, detailed and polished to perfection. Melissa Dennihy gives pointers on how to do that.
Becoming a department chair is difficult under the best of circumstances, but even more so during a tumultuous political moment. Kerry Ann Rockquemore offers some strategies for moving forward.
That person will have an outsized influence on your professionalization and career preparation, so you should chose them wisely, advises James M. Van Wyck.
Shannon Craigo-Snell suggests ways that scholars, especially marginalized ones, can solicit strong letters of recommendation.
Faculty members often seem to lack insight into how to write strong letters on their students’ behalf, writes Manya Whitaker, who offers 10 guidelines for improvement.
Students should be encouraged to think in terms of hypotheses rather than theses, and research questions or problems rather than their putative solutions when it comes to dissertation proposals, argues Heather Dubrow.
And given that, Judith S. White asks, can our work as senior leaders in higher education be the same?
Irina Eremia Bragin describes why and how she encourages student to write essays that entertain, engage and elevate.
How and when you express yourself and your beliefs in the workplace is as personal as the beliefs themselves, writes Stephanie K. Eberle, and you should be intentional about it.
In the aftermath of the recent election, many people on campuses are feeling more stressed and burdened than usual. Kerry Ann Rockquemore suggests some positive ways to move forward.
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