The Chronicle of Higher Education | Advice http://chronicle.com/section/Advice/66/ Advice Tue, 31 Mar 2015 02:12:19 EDT <![CDATA['You Didn't Tell Us to Do That']]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228947/ http://chronicle.com/article/You-Didnt-Tell-Us-to-Do/228947/ Why can’t people, including faculty members, follow directions?

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Mon, 30 Mar 2015 18:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The 3 Essential Functions of Your Syllabus, Part 2]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228909/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-3-Essential-Functions-of/228909/ So students "never read the syllabus"? Here are ways to ensure they do.

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Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[On Almost Teaching in China]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228785/ http://chronicle.com/article/On-Almost-Teaching-in-China/228785/ All of the details seemed to be in order, with one big exception.

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Wed, 25 Mar 2015 18:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Shared Governance or Snared Governance?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228705/ http://chronicle.com/article/Shared-Governance-or-Snared/228705/ Four ways to speed things along.

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Mon, 23 Mar 2015 22:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Problem of Professionalization]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228633/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Problem-of/228633/ In the arts and sciences, we can no longer afford to view the word "professional" with disdain.

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Mon, 23 Mar 2015 00:26:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Speed Advising?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228527/ http://chronicle.com/article/Speed-Advising-/228527/ How to apply a speed-dating model to academic advising.

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Wed, 18 Mar 2015 18:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Hiring the Dean's Kid]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228525/ http://chronicle.com/article/Hiring-the-Deans-Kid/228525/ Is nepotism ever a good idea in faculty recruitment?

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Tue, 17 Mar 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The 4 Properties of Powerful Teachers]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228483/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-4-Properties-of-Powerful/228483/ Even if you weren’t born with some of these qualities, you can develop them.

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Mon, 16 Mar 2015 01:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Hedging Your Bets]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228345/ http://chronicle.com/article/Hedging-Your-Bets/228345/ The nuts and bolts of going on the academic and nonacademic job markets at the same time.

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Wed, 11 Mar 2015 17:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Tenured Entrepreneur]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228343/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Tenured-Entrepreneur/228343/ Haven’t gotten a raise in several years? It’s time to peddle your skills on the open market.

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Mon, 09 Mar 2015 18:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Don't Fear Fund Raising, Part 5]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228235/ http://chronicle.com/article/Dont-Fear-Fund-Raising-Part/228235/ How to be a good steward once the gift has been given.

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Mon, 09 Mar 2015 00:56:01 EDT
<![CDATA[The Benefits of No-Tech Note Taking]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228089/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Benefits-of-No-Tech-Note/228089/ A year after banning students from taking notes on laptops, a professor reports on the results.

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Wed, 04 Mar 2015 18:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Presenting Without a Net]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228087/ http://chronicle.com/article/Presenting-Without-a-Net/228087/ If you want people to listen to you, you have to stop reading to them.

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Mon, 02 Mar 2015 18:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Who Gets a Vote in Departmental Decisions?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/190499/ http://chronicle.com/article/Who-Gets-a-Vote-in/190499/ This is how an opportunity to hire a tenure-track faculty member went awry.

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Mon, 02 Mar 2015 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[Why Wasn't I Invited?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/190303/ http://chronicle.com/article/Why-Wasnt-I-Invited-/190303/ A new program head frets about his exclusion from a department meeting.

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Wed, 25 Feb 2015 18:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Advice for Next Year's Chair]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/190301/ http://chronicle.com/article/Advice-for-Next-Years-Chair/190301/ They’ll tell you about tenure and hiring. Here’s what they won’t tell you.

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Mon, 23 Feb 2015 17:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[The 3 Essential Functions of Your Syllabus, Part 1]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/190243/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-3-Essential-Functions-of/190243/ Your syllabus is more than a contract with your students.

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Mon, 23 Feb 2015 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[A Letter to Full-Time Faculty Members]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/190085/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-Letter-to-Full-Time-Faculty/190085/ If you can’t support adjuncts out of fairness, then support us out of pure self-interest.

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Wed, 18 Feb 2015 21:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Let's Give Service a Real Role]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/190087/ http://chronicle.com/article/Lets-Give-Service-a-Real-Role/190087/ Why committee and volunteer work is a good idea for graduate students.

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Tue, 17 Feb 2015 17:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Where the Money Is (Not) At]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/190061/ http://chronicle.com/article/Where-the-Money-Is-Not-At/190061/ Perhaps with each tuition bill, students should receive a breakdown of how their dollars are spent.

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Mon, 16 Feb 2015 17:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[From Grad School to 'The Atlantic']]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/189907/ http://chronicle.com/article/From-Grad-School-to-The/189907/ How a history Ph.D. who was on the tenure-track market ended up in journalism.

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Wed, 11 Feb 2015 21:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[The 'Middle of the End' for Community Colleges?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/172183/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Middle-of-the-End-for/172183/ Turning our two-year colleges into regional four-year institutions is a dangerous trend.

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Mon, 09 Feb 2015 17:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Time From Degree]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151705/ http://chronicle.com/article/Time-From-Degree/151705/ It’s not just taking too long to earn a Ph.D. It’s taking too long to put it to work.

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Mon, 09 Feb 2015 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA['Good' Hard vs. 'Bad' Hard]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151605/ http://chronicle.com/article/Good-Hard-vs-Bad-Hard/151605/ Which type of research challenges are you experiencing?

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Wed, 04 Feb 2015 18:14:48 EST
<![CDATA[Mamas, Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Writers]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151587/ http://chronicle.com/article/Mamas-Dont-Let-Your-Babies/151587/ It's hard to avoid intertwining your work with notions of your value as a person.

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Mon, 02 Feb 2015 18:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Avoiding PTDS: Post-Tenure Depression Syndrome]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151553/ http://chronicle.com/article/Avoiding-PTDS-Post-Tenure/151553/ Why are the years after academics have "made it" so gloomy for so many?

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Mon, 02 Feb 2015 00:01:00 EST