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Vitae

The Magic Mix of Mentorship That Worked for Me

Good mentoring makes life easier for a student, but how that happens makes all the difference.

Advice

Are You Being Rigorous or Just Intolerant?

How to promote mental health in the college classroom.

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Vitae

Start Planning Now For Next Semester

You can’t build on the successes you achieved this semester if, by the time fall rolls around, you forgot how you achieved them.

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Vitae

The Men Who Email Me

Online harassment is a problem for women who write about anything.

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Vitae

How Do You Get Hired by a SLAC?

Job seekers find plenty of advice on applying to research universities but not so much about how to get hired at liberal-art colleges.

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Advice

We Are All Public Intellectuals Now

Dealing online with students, administrators, and trolls is now part of the faculty job.

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Vitae

4 Lessons for Aspiring Administrators

Doctoral training doesn’t exactly prepare us to admit areas of ignorance or demur from participating in some conversations.

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Advice

Let Them Read Our Recommendations

Why graduate students should be allowed to see the letters we write on their behalf.

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Vitae

'Dear Forums ...': How Much Time Should I Spend on a Topic in Class?

In our weekly roundup of the best conversations from The Chronicle's discussion forums: how to manage a colleague who's overstepping her bounds; my institute's terrible work-at-home policy.

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Vitae

Conference Challenges for People with Psychiatric Disabilities

How to make scholarly conferences more accessible.

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Advice

Things Successful Presidents Do

They convey a coherent vision, they keep their own counsel, and other sound advice.

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Vitae

Managing a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

The last of a three-part series on an alternative approach to financing a research project.

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Vitae

How to Style Your Skype Interview

A primer on what to wear and how to set up your space.

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Vitae

This Year or Next Year?

A job candidate wonders when to go on the tenure-track market.

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Advice

The Top 5 Faculty Morale Killers

A good midlevel manager can make all the difference in determining whether faculty life is satisfying or unbearable.

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Vitae

Learning From My Teaching Mistakes

In graduate school, everyone who was anyone told me to focus on my research. Everyone was wrong.

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Advice

Academic Job Hunts From Hell: The Multiple-Offer Blues

Sure, it’s wonderful to get more than one offer, but it’s not stress-free.

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Vitae

'Dear Forums ...': Why Do Search Deliberations Take So Long?

Also in our weekly roundup of the best conversations from The Chronicle's discussion forums: Should I think twice about taking a job with a heavy courseload?

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Vitae

You Are Probably Better Than You Think

Letting insecurity hold you back isn’t helping you or the people who need your talents.

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Advice

The First Steps to a Nonfaculty Job Search

Start by making the most of the Ph.D. alumni panels cropping up across academe.