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It's Crunch Time!

The end of the semester must be near because nearly all the new faculty members I met last week were holding their breath, trying to keep their heads above water, and praying for the end of the semester! The feelings of exhaustion and frustration I heard repeatedly were both intense and predictable. As a result, let's focus on some concrete ways to deal with Common New Faculty Mistake #15: Failing to Recognize and Adjust to the Rhythms of the Semester.

A Brief Breath of Spring

Teresa Mangum sees a few hopeful developments in this year's gloomy job market.

Procrastination - I

Peg Boyle Single considers how we put off writing -- and how to change our habits.

One Size Fits All

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When you face crocodile tears or red-faced anger from students frustrated with their grades, stay calm and stick with your standards, writes Rob Weir.

Be a Jack or Jill of All Trades

Don't depend on one résumé to tell your whole story, especially if you're applying for multiple sorts of jobs, Jessica Quillin writes. Preparing two is extra work, but it's worth it.

The Entrepreneurial Grad Student

Doctoral students need to think about branding, opportunities and adaptability, writes Christine Kelly.

A Difficult Quandary

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Eliza Woolf introduces her new column about those considering both academic and non-academic jobs.

Demotion or Promotion?

Shari Dinkins considers how life changed when she became a teaching chair.

Making the Grad

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Rob Weir offers his take on the debate over getting a graduate degree in the humanities.

Procrastination -- II

Peg Boyle Single offers tips on how to make the best use of the time you have to write.

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