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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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Campus administrators need to lead with their minds and hearts (essay)

Bobby Fong offers a different kind of career advice for campus administrators, focused on their hearts and minds.

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Why networking matters, and tips for reaching out (essay)

Trenda Boyum-Breen offers advice on forging relationships that can help you do your current job or prepare for your next one.

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Essay on how to describe career success for 'alt-ac' job searches

The Alt-Ac Track

For non-faculty careers, you need to describe accomplishments in different ways than you would when seeking a position as professor, write Brenda Bethman and C. Shaun Longstreet.

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Essay on how to attend an academic conference

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You don't have to sit through boring presentations, writes Nate Kreuter, but you do need to think strategically.

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Essay calling on faculty members to be realistic in advising students about seeking Ph.D.s

The difficult academic job market gives new responsibilities to professors who are asked by undergraduates about pursuing Ph.D.s, writes Martin S. Edwards.

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