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The Professor as Entrepreneur

There has been a great deal of discussion around the idea of entrepreneurship in higher education. At the University of Texas, we have the usual business school programs, but we also have a unique program in “Intellectual Entrepreneurship”:

Administrative Searches in the Recession

Jean Dowdall explores how the downturn is likely to affect colleges looking to hire senior administrators, and their potential candidates.

Toxic Assets

Sometimes, in spite of trying to be helpful, spouses can hurt a job candidate's chances, writes Jean Dowdall.

Making a Perfect Match

The job application process is a little like Internet dating, writes Kevin Brown. Keep that in mind, he says, when putting together your cover letters.

The Not So Usual Suspects

Hiring workers from the corporate world to work in admissions, registrars’ and other offices requires managers and employees alike to think differently, writes Chuck Hurley.

Fast Tracking a Ph.D.

It can be done: Judy Beth Morris describes how she finished her doctorate in three years, and how you can, too (if the stars align).

An Alternative Path to Teaching

With college instructor jobs harder to come by, Kevin Brown lays out the advantages (and drawbacks) of working at independent secondary schools.

Office Space

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Your boss wants to move you out of the perfect location for your work. C.K. Gunsalus reviews the situation -- and offers advice for managers.

E-Mail Frustrations

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Academics need some rules and some discipline, writes C.K. Gunsalus.

Decentralized Work: The Final Frontier

Two decades after we were promised that telecommuting and other flexible work arrangements would be the norm, they're far from it, Justin Draeger writes. He offers guidance for how to do it right.

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