Career Advice

There Is No Guru

Kerry Ann Rockquemore wants you to reconsider the quest for the perfect mentor.

Too Golden a Parachute


When a faculty member makes outrageous demands, and an institution wants to encourage more retirements, what's an administrator to do? C.K. Gunsalus weighs the options.

The Interview -- Enter Stage Right

Teresa Mangum offers suggestions on the mechanics of this most important of conversations.

The Interview -- Readiness Is All

To be authentic and to cover the points you want, rehearsal is a must, writes Teresa Mangum.

Caught in the Middle


A department chair feels squeezed between senior administrators who want reform and senior professors who don't. C.K. Gunsalus considers the options.

Life Happens

New assistant professors, plotting their paths to tenure, need to remember that the road is rarely smooth, writes Terri E. Givens.

In and Out of Administration

Terri E. Givens considers why she took a vice provost's position -- and why she's going back to the faculty, at least for now.

The Honeymoon Is Over

It's great when the person who just hired you makes you feel special, writes Shari Wilson. But don't expect it to last.

What to Do as an Endowed Chair

Donald E. Hall writes that those with the ultimate faculty rank still have an obligation to help their departments.

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In the 'Shadow of the Valley'

Larry M. Robbins offers tips for sustaining students' interest during those inevitable classroom "down times."

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