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Advice

The Syllabus as a Contract

How do you deal with clever students who find loopholes that you didn’t intend?

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Vitae

ISO: A Better Way to Evaluate Student Participation

It's not just about how many times they raise their hands in class.

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Vitae

How Hard Is It to Get Tenure?

It's stressful for everyone, but your department wants you to succeed.

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Vitae

Tenure-Track Wisdom: Milton Newberry III

The sixth in a series of interviews with new assistant professors about their first year on the job.

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Advice

The Price of Plagiarism

Why bother teaching our students not to cheat when professors can get away with it?

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Vitae

How to Resign

Advice on writing the letter, breaking the news, and other details of your departure.

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Advice

How and Why We Built a Majority-Minority Faculty

Professors tend to replicate themselves, and diverse hiring committees tend to replicate their own diversity.

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Vitae

'Dear Forums ...': How Can I Make the Most of a Visiting Assistant Professorship?

Also in our weekly roundup of the best conversations from The Chronicle's discussion forums: how to write a diversity statement.

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Vitae

Get Your Manuscript Out!

Peer reviewers play a key role in helping you do that, even when they say mean things.

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Advice

Before You Apply Overseas

If you are thinking about taking your faculty career abroad, here are some factors to consider first.

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Vitae

Career Lingo: 'You Did Great!'

Unfortunately, hearing that phrase in an interview does not necessarily mean you will get the job.

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Vitae

A Plum Teaching Job — Off Campus

Why underemployed Ph.D.s should consider teaching at a prestigious private high school.

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Advice

Why Would a Mathematician Want an M.F.A.?

Enrolling in a writing program has expected and unexpected outcomes for a tenured professor.

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Vitae

A Little Patience Goes a Long Way

How to apply the forbearance you learned in the classroom to your new career in administration.

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Advice

What Classics Professors Can Teach the Rest of Us

It's a lesson about mutual respect.

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Vitae

'Dear Forums ...': Will You Be My Mentor?

Also in our weekly roundup of the best conversations from The Chronicle's discussion forums: guidance on where to publish a first book; starting off on the right foot with the new dean.

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Vitae

The Reality of Doing What You Love

Hint: It also involves doing a lot of things you won’t love.

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Advice

Do You Assign Enough Reading? Or Too Much?

The real issue is not the number of pages you assign but how to make reading matter in our classrooms.

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Vitae

Tests and Writing, Not Tests or Writing

Whether you teach in the humanities or in the sciences, there are benefits to using both forms of assessment.

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Vitae

Explaining the 9-Month Contract

No, academics do not get the summer "off." They're just not paid for the research they do in those months to earn tenure.