The Chronicle of Higher Education | Advice http://chronicle.com/section/Advice/66/ Advice Sat, 25 Apr 2015 18:54:49 EDT <![CDATA[Why I Love Academic Conferences]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229515/ http://chronicle.com/article/Why-I-Love-Academic/229515/ How to get the most out of a scholarly meeting.

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Wed, 22 Apr 2015 18:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Defending My Grades]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229317/ http://chronicle.com/article/Defending-My-Grades/229317/ The semester was over, but the adjunct instructor wasn’t done working, just done being paid.

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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 17:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Completion Agenda, Part 1]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229463/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Completion-Agenda-Part-1/229463/ Graduate students should remember that the dissertation is the beginning of their research, not the endpoint.

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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[What Graduate Advisers Can Do to Help]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229319/ http://chronicle.com/article/What-Graduate-Advisers-Can-Do/229319/ A historian sets a personal moratorium on taking on any new doctoral students.

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Tue, 14 Apr 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Stop the Resource Bombing]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229315/ http://chronicle.com/article/Stop-the-Resource-Bombing/229315/ We really don’t need another vague list of URLs and book titles from your conference panel.

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Mon, 13 Apr 2015 21:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The 7 Fundamental Conditions of Learning]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229275/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-7-Fundamental-Conditions/229275/ Our quest is not so much to figure out how to teach best as to figure out how students learn best.

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Mon, 13 Apr 2015 00:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[A Hockey Mom Seeks Tenure]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229193/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-Hockey-Mom-Seeks-Tenure/229193/ An assistant professor experiences midtenure review.

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Wed, 08 Apr 2015 22:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Challenges of Writing 'I']]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229151/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Challenges-of-Writing-I/229151/ How do you become competent at first-person writing?

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Tue, 07 Apr 2015 20:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Citations, Divorce, and Name Changes]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228949/ http://chronicle.com/article/Citations-DivorceName/228949/ After 28 articles and 11 book chapters under my married name, was it career suicide to drop it?

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Wed, 01 Apr 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