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Colleges must work to retain and document institutional knowledge (essay)

The transitory nature of Gen X and millennial employees puts colleges at risk of losing significant amounts of business and operational knowledge, unless they do something to document it, writes Andrew M. Peña.

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The Conference Connoisseurs on where to eat in Indianapolis (essay)

Our gastronomic assessment experts review the options for the increasing number of higher ed conference goers in Indianapolis.

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Communications officials must fight decision by anecdote (essay)

Communications officials owe it to their colleges not to make decisions based on an N of 1, write David Brond and Teresa Valerio Parrot.

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Quick (1-sentence) tips for success as a faculty member

Advice can be pithy. Kevin Brown offers guidance for new faculty members trying to make their way in higher education.

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How to do good research at a teaching-intensive institution (essay)

It's hard -- but possible -- to find time and inspiration for good scholarship even when you teach four courses a term, writes Hollis Phelps.

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Tips for connecting with your students in the first class (essay)

Whether it's your first time in the classroom, or you're just looking for new ways to reach the bleary-eyed or disengaged, Matt Eventoff offers tips for turning strangers into engaged students.

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How change happens at nonprofit and for-profit colleges (essay)

Nonprofit and for-profit institutions operate differently in important ways, so it's important to know yourself when contemplating changing sectors, writes Trenda Boyum-Breen.

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Advice for taking the journey to a presidency (essay)

Are you cut out to be a college president? Mark Putnam offers advice about what to focus on -- and what matters less -- in answering that question for yourself.

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Essay on using digital tools to kickstart an alternative academic career

Brandy Schillace writes about using digital tools in charting a new career path.

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The Conference Connoisseurs do Long Beach (essay)

Our assessment experts tell you where to eat when conference travel takes you to Southern California.

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