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Why mentoring students is so low on the faculty agenda and what can be done about it (essay)

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Russell Olwell explores why mentoring students is often so low on the faculty agenda -- and what should be done about it.

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Using self-assessment tools to help you determine the best career for yourself (essay)

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Determining what your skills are, what you enjoy doing and what is important to you is fundamental to career development, writes Natalie Lundsteen.

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An academic recognizes she no longer wants to pursue a tenure-track position (essay)

Who exactly did I think I was, Fatimah Williams Castro asked herself, to want to leave the professoriate?

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Advice on how to write effective tenure-review letters

Many professors frequently write tenure-review letters, but as a community, we’re not regularly discussing how we should be doing so, argues Eric Goldman.

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Tips for embarking on the job market for the first time (essay)

Christina Berchini provides tips for embarking on the job market for the first time.

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Advice for starting or directing a teaching center (essay)

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Christopher M. Hakala provides insights on creating and running a teaching center.

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What Disney World can teach you about an effective résumé (essay)

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Some of the distinct aspects of Disney World can be relevant when it comes to thinking about your own professional branding, writes Joseph Barber.

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Learning how to avoid stress as a department chair (essay)

As a department chair, screwups are inevitable, writes Professor Plainspoken. The key is finding ways to avoid beating yourself up about them.

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Reaching your goals by keeping track of your work (essay)

Whatever your goals are, keeping careful track of your work can help you stay focused on them, writes Shannon Craigo-Snell.

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How to get the most out of revising your publication (essay)

Peer review can sting, write Joya Misra and Jennifer Lundquist, but continued revision is the lifeblood of scholarship.

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