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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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How midcareer faculty members can find time for mentoring (essay)

Mentoring is an issue at all career stages, yet the demands significantly expand for midcareer faculty members, write Joya Misra and Jennifer Lundquist.

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Time management is the key to happiness (essay)

It may be tempting to work longer hours, but at the end of the day, managing your time better is a huge first step toward happiness, argues Brad Had.

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Three principles for an effective writing system (essay)

You don't have to follow the traditional advice to improve and enjoy your writing, says Jane Ward.

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Can a new president succeed after damaging remarks are informally shared? (essay)

Can a new institutional leader succeed after making damaging remarks that are informally shared? Barbara McFadden Allen, Ruth Watkins and Robin Kaler investigate.

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Advice for mentoring underrepresented senior faculty members (essay)

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Underrepresented faculty members face many challenges that differ from those majority faculty experience -- challenges that are escalated, not alleviated, after winning tenure, writes Kerry Ann Rockquemore.

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Why grad students should seek out opportunities for collaboration (essay)

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To prepare for a rapidly evolving job market, Ph.D. students must gain experience working as part of a team, argues James M. Van Wyck.

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Why a gender studies scholar has not come out as transgender to his students (essay)

A gender studies scholar at a public university describes why he has not come out as transgender to his students.

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