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Essay of advice for those going up for tenure

To earn the ultimate academic job security, think about your profession's standards, and don't think too big, writes Steve Saideman.

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Is Consulting Worth the Effort? (essay)

It can be a source of extra money on the side, but dealing with others' demands and fitting the work into a busy schedule can be tricky, writes Jessica Quillin.

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Essay on the assumption that only elite university Ph.D.s land jobs

Ph.D.s from elite universities certainly have some benefits, but they don't necessarily shine on the job market, writes Karen Kelsky.

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Find your own fashion sense in the classroom (essay)

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Maria Shine Stewart offers her two cents to recent discussions about academic couture.

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Reflections on campus violence given recent events (essay)

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Neither playing ostrich nor building a moat will protect campuses from violence. Awareness of the possibilities may help us build safer, kinder places, Maria Shine Stewart writes.

Essay on choices for faculty members who consider leaving academe

Finding Your Mid-Career Mojo

Kerry Ann Rockquemore writes that some faculty members, post-tenure, need to consider whether they want to stay in academe.

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Essay on the need for mid-career faculty members to turn down service requests

Finding Your Mid-Career Mojo

Many associate professors need to be more selective about service duties if they are going to win another promotion, writes Kerry Ann Rockquemore.

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Essay on how mid-career faculty members can rebrand themselves

Finding Your Mid-Career Mojo

Too many service responsibilities? Not enough research time to push for full professor? Kerry Ann Rockquemore writes that it's time to change your departmental image.

 

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Essay on mid-career productivity issues

Finding Your Mid-Career Mojo

The daily writing routine that helped you win tenure may also be key to your post-tenure progress, writes Kerry Ann Rockquemore.

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One year of a kinder campus (essay)

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Feel like celebrating kindness? Come to the party and enjoy a piece of virtual cake as Maria Shine Stewart ponders the first fledgling year of this column.

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