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The importance of setting proper boundaries with the board (essay)

It may seem natural for a president to try to appease a board, but establishing clear roles and boundaries is vitally important, write Barbara McFadden Allen, Ruth Watkins and Robin Kaler.

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The advantages of doing research in teams (essay)

Such teamwork can be difficult but quite productive, writes Ben Shneiderman, and the most successful teams share certain key characteristics.

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The New ABCs of Research: Achieving Breakthrough Collaborations, by Ben Shneiderman
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Advice for building confidence and strengthening your image in job interviews (essay)

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Kristy J. Sherrer gives advice on how to build confidence and strengthen your image, allowing interviewers to see your many qualifications.

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Should you choose a voluntary or paid mentor? (essay)

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Both voluntary and paid mentors can be useful for tenure-track faculty members, but they play fundamentally different roles, explains Kerry Ann Rockquemore.

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How to use LinkedIn most effectively to help manage your career (essay)

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Gaia Vasiliver-Shamis provides advice on how to leverage LinkedIn to your benefit.

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How faculty of color can achieve a good work-life balance in academe (essay)

In higher education institutions, faculty of color are professionally and mentally stretched. Dwayne A. Mack provides practical strategies to achieve a better work-life balance and avoid burnout.

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How to repurpose scholarly skills to become an effective leader (essay)

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Nervous about a new leadership role? Review your scholarly skill set and prepare to apply it in a fresh context, says Elizabeth H. Simmons.

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The importance of exercising leadership at every level of college administration (essay)

On each campus, we often consider a small group of people leaders, but leadership is a collective activity that requires creativity and initiative at every level of institutional work, writes Judith S. White.

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Successfully establishing a mentoring program despite opposition (essay)

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What do you do when people on your campus resist the establishment of a new faculty mentoring program? Kerry Ann Rockquemore offers advice.

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The importance of following directions when you apply for jobs (essay)

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In any Ph.D. job search, if there is an application process, you should read the instructions before you do anything, writes Natalie Lundsteen. You should take your time, be thoughtful and follow directions.

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