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The need to create the academic career you want on your own terms (essay)

If you do enough internal work, at some point you realize that you need to be the person you want to be in academe -- no matter what the circumstances, writes Sophia Sen.

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How to deal with conflict in a mentorship experience (essay)

In a good mentoring relationship, both the people involved and the campus will benefit. But what if that is not the case and the mentor starts to resent the mentee for outpacing her? Raymonda Burgman provides advice.

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Tools to help job seekers decide next career steps (essay)

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You may doubt you'll even get one job offer, let alone several, but the process can surprise you, and you should be prepared for making informed decisions, writes Jake Livengood.

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The difficulties of constantly having to move as an academic (essay)

Multiple moves continue to be the norm in academe, and it creates many problems, argues Margaret Kosmala.

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Tips for making academic meetings valuable and productive (essay)

You didn't get a Ph.D. to sit in committee meetings, but they are a fact of life in academe. Jennifer Lundquist and Joya Misra provide tips for ensuring that yours are well worth having.

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Avoid giving too-practiced answers in job interviews (essay)

When it comes to academic job interviews, practice doesn’t always make perfect, warns Robert Simon.

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The importance of actively managing your career over the long haul (essay)

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Working on your career is a lifelong pursuit. Saundra Loffredo offers guidelines to keep you on the right track.

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The importance of being authentic in academe (essay)

Being authentic is the most important thing, writes Eric Anthony Grollman. What good does seeing a black or brown face at the front of the classroom do if that face is wearing a mask?

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The importance of setting proper boundaries with the board (essay)

It may seem natural for a president to try to appease a board, but establishing clear roles and boundaries is vitally important, write Barbara McFadden Allen, Ruth Watkins and Robin Kaler.

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The advantages of doing research in teams (essay)

Such teamwork can be difficult but quite productive, writes Ben Shneiderman, and the most successful teams share certain key characteristics.

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The New ABCs of Research: Achieving Breakthrough Collaborations, by Ben Shneiderman
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