The Chronicle of Higher Education | Advice http://chronicle.com/section/Advice/66/ Advice Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:42:22 EDT <![CDATA[Staying Small and Getting Large]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149667/ http://chronicle.com/article/Staying-SmallGetting/149667/ Liberal-arts colleges need to embrace partnerships with other entities in a big way.

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Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Who Are You Trying to Impress?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149659/ http://chronicle.com/article/Who-Are-You-Trying-to-Impress-/149659/ Don’t let "them" make you feel like a failure.

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Mon, 27 Oct 2014 18:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Know the Vital Players in Your Career: Your Own Actions]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149629/ http://chronicle.com/article/Know-the-Vital-Players-in-Your/149629/ Do good, be good, and let others know you are good.

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Mon, 27 Oct 2014 00:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Breastfeeding on the Job Market]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149549/ http://chronicle.com/article/Breastfeeding-on-the-Job/149549/ I knew I risked ruining my candidacy by bringing my infant daughter to the interview. Here’s why I did it anyway.

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Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Completion Conundrum]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149529/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Completion-Conundrum/149529/ Lawmakers shouldn’t lump together two-year and four-year colleges in setting graduation goals.

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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Town and Gown: What Great Cities Can Teach Higher Education]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149511/ http://chronicle.com/article/TownGown-What-Great/149511/ If colleges are going to survive the 21st century, they must not make the mistakes that cities made in the 20th.

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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[A Response to 'An Open Letter to Journal Editors']]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149365/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-Response-to-An-Open-Letter/149365/ Doctoral education's problem isn't that students write articles; it's the publishing process.

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Wed, 15 Oct 2014 18:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Write a Book and Become an Employee of Your Former Self]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149363/ http://chronicle.com/article/Write-a-BookBecome-an/149363/ Publishers are using content-driven approaches to connect readers directly with authors.

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Mon, 13 Oct 2014 18:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Fictionalizing Your Scholarship]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149329/ http://chronicle.com/article/Fictionalizing-Your/149329/ Writing a novel is hard to do well, but it can serve as a powerful way to share your research with a wider audience.

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Mon, 13 Oct 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[As California Goes, So Goes the Nation?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149239/ http://chronicle.com/article/As-California-Goes-So-Goes/149239/ A new law that more strongly prohibits discrimination against pregnant graduate students could be coming to a state near you.

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Wed, 08 Oct 2014 18:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[On Yoga and Teaching Writing]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149237/ http://chronicle.com/article/On-YogaTeaching-Writing/149237/ What faculty members could learn from yoga instructors.

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Mon, 06 Oct 2014 18:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[An Open Letter to Journal Editors]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149199/ http://chronicle.com/article/An-Open-Letter-to-Journal/149199/ What if you banned publication by graduate students? Then they could concentrate on their dissertations.

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Mon, 06 Oct 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Why I Play Fantasy Football]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149079/ http://chronicle.com/article/Why-I-Play-Fantasy-Football/149079/ Aren’t Ph.D.’s supposed to have pastimes that are at least compatible with their identity as scholars?

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Wed, 01 Oct 2014 18:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Why Academics Stink at Writing—and How to Fix It]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149105/ http://chronicle.com/article/Why-Academics-Stink-at/149105/ Our most popular piece this week has been Steven A. Pinker's provocative essay "Why Academics Stink at Writing." Got any colleagues, grad students, or friends who could use a little straight talk on the subject? We've reprinted Pinker's manifesto as part of a handy booklet that's designed to be shared. And we've got solutions to bad writing, too: The guide comes with advice from four experts about how to fix what ails you. It's free; download it here.

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Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:42:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Stop Blaming Students for Your Listless Classroom]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149067/ http://chronicle.com/article/Stop-Blaming-Students-for-Your/149067/ How the use of games as a teaching methodology has the potential to break the long history of student disengagement in college learning.

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Mon, 29 Sep 2014 17:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Don't Fear Fund Raising, Part 3]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149021/ http://chronicle.com/article/Dont-Fear-Fund-Raising-Part/149021/ Learn how to be the public face of your department.

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Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Getting Permission Just to Apply]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148955/ http://chronicle.com/article/Getting-Permission-Just-to/148955/ More and more grant agencies, faced with too many applicants for scarce dollars, are allowing universities to vet who gets to submit a proposal.

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Wed, 24 Sep 2014 18:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Faculty Life Abroad in Unusual Places]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148943/ http://chronicle.com/article/Faculty-Life-Abroad-in-Unusual/148943/ The international academic job market for Ph.D.’s is bigger than just Britain, Australia, and Canada. Should you give it a shot?

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Mon, 22 Sep 2014 18:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Knowing When to Teach Current Events]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148939/ http://chronicle.com/article/Knowing-When-to-Teach-Current/148939/ Five questions faculty members should ask themselves before they weave a recent controversy into their courses.

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Mon, 22 Sep 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Whistle-Blower's Dilemma]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148765/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Whistle-Blowers-Dilemma/148765/ When you discover a colleague’s ethical violation, you’re supposed to report it. But that doesn’t mean anyone actually wants you to.

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Wed, 17 Sep 2014 18:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[They Say I'll Never Get a Job]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148793/ http://chronicle.com/article/They-Say-Ill-Never-Get-a-Job/148793/ A master’s student who is thinking about seeking a doctorate asks, "Shouldn’t I do what I do best?"

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Mon, 15 Sep 2014 18:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Welcome to Graduate School]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148775/ http://chronicle.com/article/Welcome-to-Graduate-School/148775/ Six key lessons to help master's and doctoral students thrive in their first year.

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Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[To Tenure or Not to Tenure?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148699/ http://chronicle.com/article/To-Tenure-or-Not-to-Tenure-/148699/ What to expect when you’re asked to write an external letter of recommendation, or when you’re the subject of one.

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Wed, 10 Sep 2014 18:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Love in the Time of Adjuncting]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148695/ http://chronicle.com/article/Love-in-the-Time-of-Adjuncting/148695/ Being a contingent faculty member can mean jumping through some strange hoops just to get benefits.

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Mon, 08 Sep 2014 18:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Public, Private, or Hybrid?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148659/ http://chronicle.com/article/Public-Private-or-Hybrid-/148659/ Why more search committees are choosing confidentiality over the traditional public search.

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Mon, 08 Sep 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Now I'm a Needy Author]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148575/ http://chronicle.com/article/Now-Im-a-Needy-Author/148575/ Having something published has become, in many ways, more of a relief than a pleasure.

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Wed, 03 Sep 2014 18:00:00 EDT