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Advice for professors on starting over at a new college, Part 1 (essay)

Changing jobs can stress out a professor. Cathy Day has done it four times, and offers advice on adjusting to a new college.

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How to fairly and efficiently allocate employee raises and rewards (essay)

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Elizabeth Simmons discusses fair and efficient selection processes for distributing raises, grant funds, workshop seats and other resources.

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Essay on how academic entrepreneurs can get the right feedback

To move projects ahead, you need to get the right advice, writes Kerry Ann Rockquemore.

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Essay on how academics can become entrepreneurs

Kerry Ann Rockquemore explains how academics trying to become entrepreneurs need to think about the services or goods they will deliver.

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Essay on difference between academic and entrepreneurial mindset

Academics who want to be entrepreneurial need to think in new ways, writes Kerry Ann Rockquemore.

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Essay on academics who are advised to leave their associate degrees off their CVs

Karen Head recalls how she has been consistently advised in advancing through her academic career to leave her associate degree off her C.V. She ignores the advice.

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Digital tools to help campus administrators do their jobs (essay)

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Elizabeth Simmons discusses how "productivity software" can smooth the path for new administrators -- and offers tips on the tools she finds most useful.

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Evaluations should nudge growth, not beat up or coddle (essay)

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Too often, employee evaluations coddle or reflect grudges; done well, they should activate potential and reduce deficits, writes Maria Shine Stewart.

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Requiring participation in large classes is useful teaching tool (essay)

Jonathan Golding describes how his teaching experiment helped students overcome their fears and improved learning.

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Colleges must consider non-tenured for academic administrative jobs (essay)

As the academic leadership pipeline dries up, colleges should adjust their policies to give non-tenure-track faculty a better shot at administrative jobs, Kristan Venegas and Adrianna Kezar argue.

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