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Vitae

'Dear Forums ...': I'm Running Out of Funding

Also in our weekly roundup of the best conversations from The Chronicle's discussion forums: Should I remove the University of Phoenix from my CV?

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Vitae

I'm an Academic, and I Run a Fan Site

Looking for a Gene Kelly GIF? Look no further.

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Advice

The Loneliest Orientation Table

No one, it seemed, wanted to talk publicly about work-life balance.

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Vitae

A Piece of the Learning Puzzle

How the "jigsaw classroom" can help students to see a subject in both piecemeal and broad ways.

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Vitae

Automate This, Not That

Some technological innovations can make higher education better — just as others can make it worse.

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Vitae

Application Denied

Is it unfair for the college to reject my grant request for the spring simply because I’m leaving in the fall?

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Advice

Small Changes in Teaching: Making Connections

Three ways that faculty members can help students connect course content to the world around them.

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Vitae

Reaching Students Who 'Don't Need Writing'

With two-thirds of my writing class majoring in science and technology, I had to learn how STEM students think.

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Advice

Academic Job Hunts From Hell: Keep on Script

The job interview is not a spontaneous exchange, it’s a minefield.

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Vitae

Time Is a Feminist Issue in Academia, Too

The creep of academic work has been met by the creep of caregiving duties.

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Vitae

'Dear Forums ...': Can I Parlay a Tenure-Track Offer Into a Non-Tenure-Track Job?

Also in our weekly roundup of the best conversations from The Chronicle's discussion forums: when to tell an employer you're leaving; what to say to a student who says, "But I always get a 4.0!"

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Advice

Academic Job Hunts From Hell

In a continuing series, David D. Perlmutter explores the less-than-pleasant aspects of the faculty job hunt for candidates.

 

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Vitae

Why Take a Job at an Evangelical College? To Help Students

Even if you're a poor fit at a conservative institution, your presence there may be a lifeline to young people who've always felt rejected by their Christian communities.

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Advice

Don't Be Cruel

Unwarranted praise of student writing is counterproductive, but too much negativity is far more damaging.

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Vitae

How to Prune Jargon From Your Popular Writing

The single worst habit we academics have is using overly complicated language to express complex ideas.

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Vitae

Resources for the Academic Solo Artist

What's an independent scholar to do without access to an academic library?

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Vitae

Your Dissertation Begins in Your First Seminar

It’s never too early to master the act of successful, meticulous, long-form research.

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Advice

Should They Promote the Face of Gloom?

My colleague makes people miserable, and it’s holding her career back.

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Vitae

Will My Offer Be Rescinded if I Negotiate?

It's still rare for tenure-track offers to be withdrawn, but it does happen. Here are the red flags.

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Advice

Inside the Graduate-Admissions Process

A study finds the pervasive misuse of test scores and too much homophily.