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Colleges must consider non-tenured for academic administrative jobs (essay)

As the academic leadership pipeline dries up, colleges should adjust their policies to give non-tenure-track faculty a better shot at administrative jobs, Kristan Venegas and Adrianna Kezar argue.

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Coping when your mentors move on (essay)

Ulf Kirchdorfer offers a paean to the retired professors who mentored him -- and wonders if other people miss their senior colleagues as much as he does.

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When lectures fall short as a teaching tool (essay)

Sarah Demers tried (and failed) to teach a new card game to her family. She's the one who ended up learning something -- about when lectures aren't the right approach.

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Essay on mentorship styles in higher education

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Cheryl E. Ball explains how a recent online debate missed truly important issues about mentorship.

 

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How new department chairs should negotiate with faculty (essay)

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Hiring? About to make an offer? Elizabeth Simmons offers advice on what you need to know to make your upcoming negotiation a success.

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Take a scholarly approach to work-life balance issues (essay)

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Need reliable information about promotions, leaves and other work-life issues? Elizabeth Simmons offers advice on how to research these matters at your institution.

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Bring the scholarly approach of your graduate training to your career (essay)

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The coursework and research from your postgraduate training have equipped you with the scholarly skills to help you master the mysteries of faculty life, Elizabeth Simmons writes.

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Essay on how to stand out in a cover letter for a teaching institution

Terry McGlynn offers advice on how to stand out in a cover letter for a faculty job at a teaching institution.

 

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Advice for administrators as they prepare to leave office (essay)

Advice is plentiful for administrators starting new jobs. What should you do when your term is over? Richard Gelles offers his "Dead Dean Walking" list.

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Historians talk fondly of jobs in government

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Panelists at meeting of historians challenge notion that only careers in academe are fulfilling, citing benefits of working for the federal government.

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