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Vitae

Learning More About Active Learning

Maybe you have to know why these teaching strategies work to be able to know how they work best.

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Vitae

Peer Reviewing the Peer Reviews

With a little help from your friends, you can understand which reviewers have been helpful and which should be ignored.

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Advice

Don’t Cry for Me, Academia!

For some of us, administrative work is not just an obligation or a noble sacrifice — it’s a calling.

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Vitae

On Academic Envy

It’s aggravating to experience professional jealousy. It’s even more irritating to realize it’s hampering your own work.

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Advice

How Your Journal Editor Works

A glimpse into the not-so-glamorous lives and habits of scholarly-journal editors.

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Vitae

'Dear Forums ...': I Survived My First Year on the Tenure Track, but I'm Ready to Bail!

Also in our weekly roundup of the best conversations from The Chronicle's discussion forums: tips on structuring short online courses.

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Vitae

Tenure-Track Wisdom: Allison Lange

The latest in a series of interviews with rookie academics about what they learned in their first year on the tenure track.

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Advice

A Letter to Past Graduate-Student Me

Graduate school is an exercise in people not telling you things.

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Vitae

Cyborgs, Zombies, and P-Values

Writing science fiction can make you a better science communicator.

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Vitae

They Want Me to Reapply

How to proceed when the search gets postponed.

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Advice

Small Changes in Teaching

In this series, James M. Lang argues that simple changes in our pedagogy — in things like course design, classroom practices, and communication with students — can have a powerful impact on student learning. 



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Vitae

The Vitae Bookshelf: Jeremy B. Yoder

My top five books in the field of evolutionary biology.

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Advice

The Best Candidates Read the Ad

A search for a new provost proved that many applicants fail to keep their readers in mind.

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Vitae

Create a 'Yes' Filter

Sure, I am quite capable of speaking on that topic. Whether I actually want to is the question.

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Advice

Small Changes or Big Revolutions?

A new book says the higher-education model is too broken to be fixed piecemeal.

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Vitae

'Dear Forums ...': Is It Odd to Get a Job Offer Without an Interview?

Also in our weekly roundup of the best conversations from The Chronicle's discussion forums: objecting to external reviewers; how to give a lab demonstration; evaluating student-evaluation scores; when to get new referees.

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Vitae

Learn From My Mistakes as a Dean

The worst way to start a deanship is by sharing your great ideas for how people can do things better.

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Advice

We Keep Talking in Separate Rooms

When the subject is change, who gets to be in the conversation?

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Vitae

4 Simple Ways to Help Them Persist

You don’t have to reorganize your whole course to give students opportunities to learn from their mistakes in class.

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Vitae

So You Think You Want a Tenure-Track Job?

Here are some of the many reasons why a Ph.D. reconsidered that career goal.