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The Fund-Raiser Is Your Friend

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Many professors are wary of their campuses’ development offices. In the debut of a new column, Elizabeth H. Simmons explains how successful interactions can help the faculty and the institution alike.

Dealing With the Committee

Fabio Rojas suggests ways to keep these key people for your dissertation helpful and supportive -- and strategies to consider if they aren't.

Commandant to President

Gen. Charles C. Krulak sees lessons in his military career for his new job in higher ed.

Don't Talk About Mentoring

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To get the guidance you need, replace your vague sense of unease with a specific list of needs, writes Kerry Ann Rockquemore.

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Honor Your Campus Library

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Kinder campuses have kinder libraries, Maria Shine Stewart asserts.

Teaching Student-Athletes

I’m not sure that I would have graduated from high school if it hadn't been for wrestling and lacrosse. During high school, where I performed very poorly academically, I wanted to enter our county's vocational education program and get a welding certificate. However, students had to be bussed to the county's vocational training center, and the buses returned too late in the day for vocational students to participate in athletics. Because I was literally in love with sport, I remained enrolled in "college prep" classes.

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Teaching Student-Athletes

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Nate Kreuter and Eric Dieter discuss the stereotypes and the practicalities.
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Dissertation Limits

Karen Kelsky explores what the culmination of your graduate education does and doesn't do for you in a first job search.
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Journal Submissions

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Publishing one's own work is essential in most academic areas. While some fields continue to put a lot of weight on books, writing journal articles is important in an increasing number of areas. The logistics of journal submission are not obvious. Nonetheless they are yet another aspect of academic professionalization that seems to go unaddressed in many graduate programs. In this piece I cover how you go about picking an appropriate journal for your paper and how you prepare it for submission.

Thinking About Skills

To advance in student affairs, it's important to focus on issues beyond job titles, writes Owen Sutkowski.

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