The Chronicle of Higher Education | Advice http://chronicle.com/section/Advice/66/ Advice Mon, 28 Jul 2014 04:00:43 EDT <![CDATA[Changing the Ph.D.: a Tilt Toward Teaching]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147897/ http://chronicle.com/article/Changing-the-PhD-a-Tilt/147897/ Ignored in the recent MLA report was a series of experiments that "demonstrate the emerging new character" of doctoral training.

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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Inspector Bucket's Plan for Student Recruitment]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147819/ http://chronicle.com/article/Inspector-Buckets-Plan-for/147819/ To tell 17-year-olds that they might have a chance to do something interesting—in four years—isn’t very persuasive.

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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Being Nehru for 2 Days]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147813/ http://chronicle.com/article/Being-Nehru-for-2-Days/147813/ In the first of a three-part series, a professor looks at the use of ‘Reacting to the Past’ simulation games in the classroom.

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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 18:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Should Colleges Help Undocumented Students?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147809/ http://chronicle.com/article/Should-Colleges-Help/147809/ A look at why many Catholic institutions are doing just that.

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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Money, Mission Creep, and Other Nagging Problems]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147699/ http://chronicle.com/article/Money-Mission-Creep-and/147699/ How can community colleges begin to resolve the major challenges they face?

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Wed, 16 Jul 2014 18:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[A 21st-Century Attendance Policy]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147693/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-21st-Century-Attendance/147693/ Two faculty members offer different answers to the question of whether and how to take roll in college courses.

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Mon, 14 Jul 2014 18:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Don't Fear Fund Raising, Part 2]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147683/ http://chronicle.com/article/Dont-Fear-Fund-Raising-Part/147683/ How to match donor passion to your department’s needs.

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Mon, 14 Jul 2014 00:12:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Using Your Last Two (or More) Years Wisely]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147509/ http://chronicle.com/article/Using-Your-Last-Two-or-More/147509/ How to build your nonacademic profile while you’re working on finishing your Ph.D.

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Wed, 09 Jul 2014 18:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Can 4 People Run the Whole Shebang?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147507/ http://chronicle.com/article/Can-4-People-Run-the-Whole/147507/ Tetrarchies are proposed as a leadership option for academe.

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Mon, 07 Jul 2014 18:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Finding Meaning After Academe]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147489/ http://chronicle.com/article/Finding-Meaning-After-Academe/147489/ It turns out you can no longer do what you love. Now what?

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Mon, 07 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[A Foreigner Teaching in America]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147413/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-Foreigner-Teaching-in/147413/ In his first year as a faculty member, a new Ph.D. found that his biggest challenges on the job came from students themselves.

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Mon, 30 Jun 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Teaching Composition: A Love Story?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147341/ http://chronicle.com/article/Teaching-Composition-A-Love/147341/ There’s always more to do when you teach basic writing courses. Where’s the pleasure in that?

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Wed, 25 Jun 2014 21:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA['But Does It Count?']]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147199/ http://chronicle.com/article/But-Does-It-Count-/147199/ We have a problem with how we define and value the many ways in which faculty members engage with the public.

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Mon, 23 Jun 2014 18:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[What Writing and Running Have in Common]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147193/ http://chronicle.com/article/What-WritingRunning-Have/147193/ At the beginning of every race and every book project, the same thought occurs: This is impossible.

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Mon, 23 Jun 2014 00:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[The View From Both Sides of the Track]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147173/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-View-From-Both-Sides-of/147173/ How tenure-track faculty members can do more to help in the contingent-labor crisis.

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Wed, 18 Jun 2014 18:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Murky Environments in Academe]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147057/ http://chronicle.com/article/Murky-Environments-in-Academe/147057/ Murky environments in academe pose serious career challenges because, too often, you think you understand the internal workings more than you do.

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Mon, 16 Jun 2014 21:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Dell difference]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147171/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Dell-difference/147171/ To prepare students for career readiness in a rapidly changing world, colleges and universities are shifting toward more personalized and collaborative learning environments. Institutions are providing students access to learning anywhere, anytime, on almost any device. Administrators and instructors are applying data driven analytics to track student progress in real time and to improve student outcomes. IT staff are simplifying IT infrastructure in support of these learning initiatives.

 

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Mon, 16 Jun 2014 14:14:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Inside a Presidential Search]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147083/ http://chronicle.com/article/Inside-a-Presidential-Search/147083/ This is how a Jesuit university brought in its first lay president.

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Mon, 16 Jun 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Top 10 Books on Teaching]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147015/ http://chronicle.com/article/Top-10-Books-on-Teaching/147015/ Spend some time this summer with at least one book about improving your college classroom.

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Wed, 11 Jun 2014 22:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The MLA Tells It Like It Is]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/146983/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-MLA-Tells-It-Like-It-Is/146983/ The Modern Language Association's report on reforming doctoral study is finally saying things that need to be said by the profession.

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Mon, 09 Jun 2014 18:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Down With Downsizing the Liberal Arts]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/146915/ http://chronicle.com/article/Down-With-Downsizing-the/146915/ Smaller won’t be better; smaller will be worse.

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Mon, 09 Jun 2014 00:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[The Good That Community Colleges Do, Part 2]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/146891/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Good-That-Community/146891/ At two-year colleges, we seem to constantly have to defend ourselves to people who have no idea what we do or how we do it.

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Wed, 04 Jun 2014 18:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Why Is Academic Rejection So Very Crushing?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/146883/ http://chronicle.com/article/Why-Is-Academic-Rejection-So/146883/ Losing out on a job, tenure, or publication can be a unique agony. The cure is not success, but rather compassion.

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Mon, 02 Jun 2014 18:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Writing Academic Novels for Fun and (Little) Profit]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/146855/ http://chronicle.com/article/Writing-Academic-Novels-for/146855/ Spend at least part of your summer reading about fictional campus life.

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Mon, 02 Jun 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[My Continuing Administrative Adventure]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/146799/ http://chronicle.com/article/My-Continuing-Administrative/146799/ It’s tricky to offer advice on being a chair when so many department problems are specific to its culture and personalities.

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Wed, 28 May 2014 18:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[In Defense of the Lecture]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/146797/ http://chronicle.com/article/In-Defense-of-the-Lecture/146797/ A good lecturer doesn’t just deliver facts but models how an expert approaches problems.

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Tue, 27 May 2014 18:00:00 EDT