Career Advice

30 Writing Tips

Curtis J. Bonk offers advice for the start of an academic career.

The Bridge to Somewhere

There are ways to phase in a move from higher ed to another kind of employment, writes Sabine Hikel.

Pick Your Battles

Kerry Ann Rockquemore writes about the danger of fighting everything and of the danger of never expressing legitimate frustrations.

Recovering Administrator

Terri Givens, back in the faculty ranks, considers what she learned and why (when the time is right) she may go back.

Perfectionism -- II

Peg Boyle Single identifies symptoms and treatments for a problem that can block writing.

How to Lose Friends and Influence No One

Rob Weir considers the administrative practices that make many professors reject the idea of a position outside the faculty ranks.

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

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.


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