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How academic funding is racialized (essay)

The well-substantiated racial differences in research support are yet another hurdle that scholars of color face -- one that sets many of us behind, argues Victor Ray.

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Advice for making a successful midcareer move (essay)

For academics wondering how to best approach the job market further along in their career, Jennifer Lundquist and Joya Misra offer some advice.

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Advice for obtaining leadership positions in one's department (essay)

Then you should tell someone -- and here’s how, writes Judith White.

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A professor explains why he asks not to be called a teacher (essay)

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The term carries a set of connotations that most college-level instructors would just as soon not have attributed to them, argues Alexander H. Bolyanatz.

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Advice for graduate students on presentation skills (essay)

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Being able to give an effective presentation is essential to your career success, writes Christine Kelly, who provides six pointers on how to do so.

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Dealing with discrimination as a black faculty member (essay)

KC Williams speaks to any black faculty member who has ever felt imposed upon or discriminated against for reasons having nothing to do with their abilities.

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The graduate student as admissions recruiter (essay)

Lauren Michele Jackson explores what role graduate students -- especially minority women students -- play in their program’s recruitment efforts.

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Encouraging both deans and provosts to become college presidents (essay)

Why might the dean-to-president route become more common, asks Carl J. Strikwerda, and what might it reveal about the evolving paths to the presidency?

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Exploring faculty experiences with incivility to help deal with it (essay)

To deal with incivility in higher education, faculty members must move beyond seeking solutions to every case they encounter and consider the larger forces driving it, writes Courtney N. Wright.

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Academics can and should stop equating their identity with work (essay)

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How can you shift way from mind-sets that equate identity with academic work? And in doing so, can you relieve anxiety about exploring unfamiliar career pathways? Sarah Peterson provides some answers.

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