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ChronicleVitae: What You Might Have Missed, February 2014


[This is a guest post by Brock Read, an editor for The Chronicle of Higher Education. One of Brock's most recent projects has been developing and maintaining The Chronicle's Vitae, an "online career hub that makes it easier and more rewarding for faculty and administrators to do their jobs each day." Today's post is part of an ongoing, monthly series in which ProfHacker will highlight some of the content from Vitae, and Vitae will – in turn – highlight what we've been up to here at ProfHacker. – GHW & JBJ]

My Quest for the Perfect Writing Space

Joli Jensen tried basements, cafés, even a 1981 VW camper van. But things only fell into place once she pulled out her ironing board and got back to basics. (We’ve also been asking folks on Twitter: Which writing environment works for you?)

Why Students Cheat—and 3 Ways to Stop Them

Teaching our students how to plagiarize isn’t as crazy as it sounds, according to David Gooblar of Pedagogy Unbound. In fact, it’s just the kind of tactic we should be trying.

Seeking a Broader Audience for Your Work? Don’t Overlook Google+

Sure, Google+ tends to be the butt of jokes. And it’s not the most-trafficked social network, not by a long shot. But if you’re looking to improve your public profile, Matthew Timothy Bradley writes, you’ll want to take advantage of the way it integrates with Google Search.

The Nuts and Bolts of Crowdfunding

What platform is best for you? What kind of rewards should you offer? Dan Royles, our resident expert on public research projects, checks in with a how-to primer for crowdfunding first-timers.

Should You Mention Your Blog in Your Job Application?

Karen Kelsky’s answer: Yes, as long as it meets a few standards. Here’s what you’ll need to know to consider.

[CC-licensed Flickr photo by Scott Costello]

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