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Honor Your Campus Library


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

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


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.

The Gossip Scene

New academics need information, official and otherwise, writes Barbara Pinckus, but there can be costs for gathering and sharing it.

Think Like a Colleague

To succeed in job interviews, especially during the economic downturn, grad students need to shift mindsets, write Cheryl Reed and Dawn M. Formo.

Presidential Transitions

Patrick Sanaghan offers advice for incoming leaders, departing leaders and board members.

Gadgets and the Job Search

Matt Might shares ideas on the tools you need when traveling for interviews.


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