Career Advice

The Academic Traveler

Getting organized for MLA, AHA, AEA or various other academic meetings? Eszter Hargittai has some ideas about managing the travel time efficiently.

Hard Choices

No interviews at the MLA? It's a tough decision on whether to go, but if you do, you can make the meeting valuable, writes Teresa Mangum.

Interview Season

Ari Kelman shares advice on preparing for and handling job interviews at academic conferences.

Evaluating Evaluations

You should pay attention to what your students say, writes Rob Weir. But you shouldn't take the official reports too seriously.

Facing the Fallout

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

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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