Career Advice

Hedge Your Bets

Kerry Ann Rockquemore doesn't want you to place all of your eggs in one institutional basket.

The Teaching Trap

Just because you care about your students doesn't mean their needs should take over your life, writes Kerry Ann Rockquemore.

Why I Attend Small Conferences

For meaningful interaction with colleagues, avoid the national mega-meetings, writes Kevin Brown.

Listen to Your Body

To advance your career, writes Kerry Ann Rockquemore, you need your mental and physical health.

Responding to Rejection

When you get negative feedback, writes Kerry Ann Rockquemore, analyze it, deal with it (if appropriate) and move on.

Being an Effective Administrative Spouse

Mary M. Kennedy offers her experiences as wife and teacher as a case study in partnerships for higher education leaders.

The Art of Delegation

Kerry Ann Rockquemore writes that junior faculty members are too quick to assume they can't get help, and too hesitant to ask.

Pick Your Battles

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

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.

Be a Jack or Jill of All Trades

Don't depend on one résumé to tell your whole story, especially if you're applying for multiple sorts of jobs, Jessica Quillin writes. Preparing two is extra work, but it's worth it.

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