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Essay puts spotlight on uneasy relationships between faculty and adopted states

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Iowa professor's critique of small town life in his adopted state reflects tensions many faculty members overcome as they take jobs in places they never imagined would be home.

Faculty opposition ends Republican politician's bid to teach business course

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Tom Emmer, who lost race for governor in Minnesota last year, loses shot at teaching spot at Hamline University, too. The reason, he says: his conservative views.

The importance of women in academe asking bold questions

It's important for women in science and academe to ask such questions, writes Stephanie Butler Velegol, who was inspired by Harriet Tubman and vapor pressure to do so.

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The movie 'Ratatouille' provides insights for professors who are too critical (essay)

The barbs of fictitious food critic Anton Ego in Ratatouille are unfortunately similar to those of the many professors who are too critical of their students.

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Career preparation and the graduate adviser-advisee relationship (essay)

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Graduate students need to recruit advisers who genuinely care about their goals, particularly when it comes to careers, writes James M. Van Wyck.

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How to avoid bias when reviewing applications (essay)

The application review process can significantly disadvantage applicants from underrepresented groups, writes Jeffrey W. Lockhart. 

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How to keep a support group positive (essay)

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Support groups can be empowering, but unless appropriately structured, they can result in a downward spiral that leaves everyone with unresolved anger, hopelessness and no clear direction forward, writes Kerry Ann Rockquemore.

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Ensuring that your course syllabus does its job (essay)

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The syllabus, like scaffolding that supports an emerging building, requires sound structure and ballast. It also needs a quality of resilience, writes Maria Shine Stewart.

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Ph.D. students can identify their skills through career exploration programs (essay)

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Students who have pursued an eight-week career exploration have expanded their collaboration and interpersonal skills in unexpected ways, writes Laura N. Schram.

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The need to create the academic career you want on your own terms (essay)

If you do enough internal work, at some point you realize that you need to be the person you want to be in academe -- no matter what the circumstances, writes Sophia Sen.

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