Career Advice

Thanksgiving: Binge or Break?

Kerry Ann Rockquemore reviews two approaches by academics to the holiday.

The Secret

Kerry Ann Rockquemore explains how to move from paralysis to productivity on your work.

Fallout From an Accusation


A professor who brought misconduct charges against a colleague asks how to act while the process moves forward. C.K. Gunsalus considers how to handle this awkward, long period.

The Myth of the Muse

Waiting for inspiration is not a strategy to win tenure, writes Kerry Ann Rockquemore.

5 More Marketing Questions

Elizabeth Scarborough suggests five topics for presidents to raise with candidates for chief marketing officer positions.

The N-Word

The adjunct fired by Towson U. last week may have been clumsy and inexact in his language, but the university had no business firing him, writes Cary Nelson.

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The Sunday Meeting

One key to progress is setting a plan for every week, writes Kerry Ann Rockquemore.

Survival Tips


GMP offers suggestions for female graduate students in science and technology fields.

Struck by 'Lightning'

Karen Hoelscher on the conference format that's like speed dating, only instead of meeting a new person, you meet a new topic every 10 minutes -- and go home with new ideas, instead of a new partner.

More Work Than Pay


If your college expects you to take on 12 months of work for 9 months of pay, what's a principled response? C.K. Gunsalus reviews the choices.


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