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Vitae

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

Also 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.

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Vitae

Look for the Exceptions

In the process of correcting students’ mistakes, don’t forget to focus some attention on what they’re doing well.

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Vitae

Avoiding a Damaging Letter

A Ph.D. candidate worries about being sabotaged on the job market by a difficult adviser.

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Vitae

The Vitae: Bookshelf: Rob Jenkins

Five books that most influenced me as a writing instructor.

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Advice

Guns, Pancakes, and Ambiguity

A professor has second thoughts about writing a recommendation for a student gun enthusiast.

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Vitae

Mentoring in Pop Culture: the Good, the Great, and the Extreme

Finding models of mentoring in places as distinct as Pawnee, Ind., and interstellar space.

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Advice

Scholars Talk Writing: Michael Bérubé

"I still have the standard anxiety of a struggling musician: Regardless of the gig, I want to be invited back."

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Vitae

The Ins and Outs of Negotiating in Academia

Congratulations on having an offer in hand. But that’s just the starting point for negotiations. Our experts tell you how to weigh the terms and broker a better outcome.

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Vitae

'Dear Forums ...': Do I Have to Be Chair?

Also in our weekly roundup of the best conversations from The Chronicle's discussion forums: dealing with disrespectful colleagues.