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Essay on need for graduate students to defend their rights

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Tyro Tracts

Graduate students can't afford to get taken advantage of, writes Nate Kreuter.

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How colleges can train faculty to better teach nontraditional students (essay)

In the second installment of his essay on the role of teaching in student success, Mike Rose explores how colleges can train faculty to better teach nontraditional students.

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Treat yourself right at the start of the academic year (essay)

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Kinder campuses may be altruistic, but save a little of that kindness for yourself, writes Maria Shine Stewart. There are times you need to be your own best colleague.

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Essay of advice for those going up for tenure

To earn the ultimate academic job security, think about your profession's standards, and don't think too big, writes Steve Saideman.

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Is Consulting Worth the Effort? (essay)

It can be a source of extra money on the side, but dealing with others' demands and fitting the work into a busy schedule can be tricky, writes Jessica Quillin.

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Essay on the assumption that only elite university Ph.D.s land jobs

Ph.D.s from elite universities certainly have some benefits, but they don't necessarily shine on the job market, writes Karen Kelsky.

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Find your own fashion sense in the classroom (essay)

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Maria Shine Stewart offers her two cents to recent discussions about academic couture.

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Reflections on campus violence given recent events (essay)

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Neither playing ostrich nor building a moat will protect campuses from violence. Awareness of the possibilities may help us build safer, kinder places, Maria Shine Stewart writes.

Essay on choices for faculty members who consider leaving academe

Finding Your Mid-Career Mojo

Kerry Ann Rockquemore writes that some faculty members, post-tenure, need to consider whether they want to stay in academe.

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Essay on the need for mid-career faculty members to turn down service requests

Finding Your Mid-Career Mojo

Many associate professors need to be more selective about service duties if they are going to win another promotion, writes Kerry Ann Rockquemore.

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