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Bring the scholarly approach of your graduate training to your career (essay)

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The coursework and research from your postgraduate training have equipped you with the scholarly skills to help you master the mysteries of faculty life, Elizabeth Simmons writes.

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Essay on how to stand out in a cover letter for a teaching institution

Terry McGlynn offers advice on how to stand out in a cover letter for a faculty job at a teaching institution.

 

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Advice for administrators as they prepare to leave office (essay)

Advice is plentiful for administrators starting new jobs. What should you do when your term is over? Richard Gelles offers his "Dead Dean Walking" list.

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Historians talk fondly of jobs in government

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Panelists at meeting of historians challenge notion that only careers in academe are fulfilling, citing benefits of working for the federal government.

Cross-disciplinary communication is key for CFO effectiveness (essay)

Business officers are susceptible to getting siloed. Christine Helwick offers suggestions for how they can work effectively with leaders in other campus disciplines.

 
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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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