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The price LGBTQ academics pay for safety and well-being (essay)

LGBTQ folks pay a price for prioritizing their safety and well-being in academe -- often taking less stable or lower-paying positions to be in hospitable cities, writes Bonnie J. Morris.

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Bennington president examines sex, gender, power and policy in academe (essay)

Mariko Silver examines the intersection of sex, gender, power and policy in academe and the workplace.

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Creating the conditions on campuses that allow leaders to encourage change (essay)

To achieve positive change in higher education, we must create campus cultures that celebrate shared learning as we go, writes Judith S. White.

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An autistic academic explores the stigma of mental-health issues (essay)

The prevalence of mental health issues and neurodevelopmental disorders in higher ed is so high, and the associated shame so great, that many students and even professors end up floundering, writes Scott B. Weingart, an autistic academic.

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Why it's important to identify role models (essay)

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It’s important to know that the big things to which you aspire can be done -- and that you can do them, advises Kerry Ann Rockquemore.

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Your professional reputation begins with professionalism (essay)

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To advance you must interact with others, and the manner in which you do so affects your professional reputation, writes Michael A. Matrone.

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An academic describes her experience since becoming an alt-ac sex educator (essay)

Gender, sex and sexuality are such important facets of human experience that I would be doing a disservice to my students to exclude those topics from the classroom, writes Jeana Jorgensen.

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How to keep emotions from leading your communications (essay)

The last time you experienced a communication problem may have been because you were too upset to properly convey your message, writes Elizabeth Suárez.

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How to get the most out of summer (essay)

Far too many faculty members end up feeling anxious that they've accomplished -- and relaxed -- much less than they had hoped over the summer months, write Joya Misra and Jennifer Lundquist, who offer tips on how to avoid that.

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The advantages of working with a buddy in a job search (essay)

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If you want to be efficient and effective during your job search, you should collaborate with a partner -- or even several partners -- to help achieve each other's goals, advises Thomas Magaldi.

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