Career Advice

Facing the Fallout

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Budget cuts undercut the sense of community at many colleges. What's a department chair to do? C.K. Gunsalus considers the options.

A Semester Needs a Plan

Kerry Ann Rockquemore suggests a three-step approach to managing your time.

Advice for Wannabe Profs

Terri E. Givens considers what to tell a would-be graduate student about the job market and life as an academic.

Setting Expectations

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A new semester means a new round of student requests. Rob Weir knows what to say to students who "need an A."

Know Your Audience

Mary W. Walters considers two key ways to improve your odds of winning the favor of grant review committees.

A Committee's Bad Choice

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Dear Survival Guide:

Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places

Think you can reform your institution before earning tenure? Think again, suggests Kerry Ann Rockquemore.

Don't Drink the Kool-Aid

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In December, Inside Higher Ed graciously brought me down to the Modern Language Association conference in Philadelphia to meet with grad students about non-academic careers. On the flight from Toronto, I busied myself with reading a book called Women, Work and the Art of Savoir Faire. No, this was not an attempt to distinguish myself from my other MLA-bound passengers who had their noses in Cixous and Keats. It was something I picked up at the airport in the hopes that it might have some nuggets of wisdom that I could use at this stage in my own career.

Search Committee Etiquette

Mikita Brottman offers six tips for those interviewing faculty members in this challenging year.

Get Out There and Shake It!

You can't wait for senior colleagues to reach out. You need to reach out to them, writes Kerry Ann Rockquemore.

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