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Essay on letters of recommendation in academe

Chris Blattman offers ideas on how to approach a professor to help you on part of the process for getting into a grad program or landing an academic job.

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Evaluating Colleagues: Time Well Spent

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In the second essay in a two-part series, Elizabeth Simmons advises instructors on how they can best evaluate their faculty peers.

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Leveraging Your Annual Evaluation

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In the first of a two-part series on yearly reviews, Elizabeth Simmons suggests how faculty members can frame their self-evaluative essays in ways that help them and their institutions.

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Essay on how to build a diverse hiring pool for faculty jobs

Efforts to diversify faculties will work only if diverse candidates are under consideration, write Armando Bengochea and Roger Brooks. They offer ideas on how to make that likely.

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Essay: advice on dealing with winter blahs on campuses

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Stock up on kindness to confront perils of winter, Maria Shine Stewart suggests.
 

Essay on what a professor can learn from playing an all-campus game

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Nate Kreuter reflects on what he learned playing an all-campus game in which he was the only faculty member.

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Essay: Divergent paths for research universities may require different leaders

The biggest and best of the institutions will go global, while others will need to narrow their focus -- and those paths will require different sorts of leaders, Emily Miller and Richard Skinner argue.

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Essay on applying for music faculty positions

Gerald Klickstein offers advice for artists seeking faculty positions.

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