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Three principles for an effective writing system (essay)

You don't have to follow the traditional advice to improve and enjoy your writing, says Jane Ward.

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Can a new president succeed after damaging remarks are informally shared? (essay)

Can a new institutional leader succeed after making damaging remarks that are informally shared? Barbara McFadden Allen, Ruth Watkins and Robin Kaler investigate.

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Advice for mentoring underrepresented senior faculty members (essay)

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Underrepresented faculty members face many challenges that differ from those majority faculty experience -- challenges that are escalated, not alleviated, after winning tenure, writes Kerry Ann Rockquemore.

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Why grad students should seek out opportunities for collaboration (essay)

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To prepare for a rapidly evolving job market, Ph.D. students must gain experience working as part of a team, argues James M. Van Wyck.

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Why a gender studies scholar has not come out as transgender to his students (essay)

A gender studies scholar at a public university describes why he has not come out as transgender to his students.

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The psychological trauma of shifting from grad student to job seeker (essay)

The shift from a subordinate learner as a grad student to a would-be peer on the job market is one of the most predictable traumas in an academic's life, inducing professional and emotional distress in almost everyone who encounters it, writes Tim Cassedy.

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Barriers to listening in a job interview and strategies to overcome them (essay)

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A job interview is a conversation, writes Jake Livengood, and to engage in it effectively, you must be a good listener.

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Advice to a white professor about mentoring scholars of color (essay)

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You don’t need to be a person of color to mentor a colleague of color, writes Kerry Ann Rockquemore, but you do need to rethink what it means to be a mentor.

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Determining whether and when an internship is needed for career advancement (essay)

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While people typically view an internship as the only or best way to explore a career, you should think twice before you jump into one, warns Paula Di Rita Wishart.

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Advice for new presidents on their transition (essay)

By the time a new president greets the faculty or grants the first media interview, he or she has probably experienced professional and personal upheaval. Scott D. Miller offers advice for ways to make it all go smoother.

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