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Essay on why professors should reject student gifts

Even if the expressions of gratitude seem well-intentioned, professors need to turn them down, writes Lionel G. Standing.

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Essay on need for new faculty members to learn things about administration

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Even if you are an academic and aspire to never leave the faculty ranks, you need to learn how to manage programs and projects, writes Nate Kreuter.

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Essay about building conversational rapport in a job interview

H. William Rice considers why some good candidates don't connect with those interviewing them, and how to improve your chances of impressing the search committee.

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Essay on feeling like an impostor on the academic job hunt

Steven J. Corbett and Teagan E. Decker consider the job search process.

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Essay on feeling of being impostors in academe

Steven J. Corbett and Teagan E. Decker reflect on challenges to confidence (and overcoming them) in graduate school.

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Positive thinking can help campus employees thrive (essay)

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Exhausted so early in the term? Yes, it can happen. Consider recharging with some positivity, advises Maria Shine Stewart.

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Essay on going on the humanities job market ABD

Gerry Canavan explains why networking matters, why "elite" status can hurt you, and some of the contradictions of trying to land a good position.

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Essay on need for graduate students to defend their rights

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Graduate students can't afford to get taken advantage of, writes Nate Kreuter.

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How colleges can train faculty to better teach nontraditional students (essay)

In the second installment of his essay on the role of teaching in student success, Mike Rose explores how colleges can train faculty to better teach nontraditional students.

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Treat yourself right at the start of the academic year (essay)

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Kinder campuses may be altruistic, but save a little of that kindness for yourself, writes Maria Shine Stewart. There are times you need to be your own best colleague.

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