The Chronicle of Higher Education | Advice http://chronicle.com/section/Advice/66/ Advice Mon, 06 Jul 2015 13:48:12 EDT <![CDATA[The Completion Agenda, Part 3: Revising Your Dissertation]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231339/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Completion-Agenda-Part-3-/231339/ You’ve successfully defended — but you’re not done yet.

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Mon, 06 Jul 2015 00:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Coping With Verbal Abuse]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231201/ http://chronicle.com/article/Coping-With-Verbal-Abuse/231201/ Academic politics are vicious, but that doesn’t mean you have to be.

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Mon, 29 Jun 2015 21:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[A Degree of Uncommon Success]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231199/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-Degree-of-Uncommon-Success/231199/ How academe and outsiders collaborated to shape the "professional science master."

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Mon, 29 Jun 2015 02:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[When Two Heads Really Are Better Than One]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231095/ http://chronicle.com/article/When-Two-Heads-Really-Are/231095/ Applying the lessons of team teaching to collaborative writing.

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Wed, 24 Jun 2015 21:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Where Should You Keep Your Data?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231065/ http://chronicle.com/article/Where-Should-You-Keep-Your/231065/ Formal policies on information storage are finally beginning to emerge from federal grant agencies.

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Tue, 23 Jun 2015 21:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Conquering Mountains of Essays]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231063/ http://chronicle.com/article/Conquering-Mountains-of-Essays/231063/ How to effectively and fairly grade a lot of papers without making yourself miserable.

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Mon, 22 Jun 2015 18:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Smart Praise for Students]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230969/ http://chronicle.com/article/Smart-Praise-for-Students/230969/ How we commend our students can affect not only their attitudes but their performance.

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Wed, 17 Jun 2015 17:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[L'Affaire LaCour]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230905/ http://chronicle.com/article/LAffaire-LaCour/230905/ What it can teach us about academic integrity and "truthiness."

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Mon, 15 Jun 2015 18:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Scholars Talk Writing: Anthony Grafton]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230845/ http://chronicle.com/article/Scholars-Talk-Writing-Anthony/230845/ A Princeton historian is a teacher, scholar, and collaborator — but not, he says, a writer.

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Mon, 15 Jun 2015 01:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[You Might Not Be Ready for Promotion]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230783/ http://chronicle.com/article/You-Might-Not-Be-Ready-for/230783/ People often overestimate their accomplishments, and associate professors are no exception.

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Wed, 10 Jun 2015 17:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[How to Advocate for the Liberal Arts: the State-University Edition]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230743/ http://chronicle.com/article/How-to-Advocate-for-the/230743/ Seven ways to change how the public sees the humanities.

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Mon, 08 Jun 2015 17:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Ms. Mentor's Annual Guide to Academic Novels]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230701/ http://chronicle.com/article/Ms-Mentors-Annual-Guide-to/230701/ Spend at least part of your summer reading about fictional campus life.

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Mon, 08 Jun 2015 00:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[The Completion Agenda, Part 2: The Best Defense]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230565/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Completion-Agenda-Part-2-/230565/ Your dissertation defense probably won’t be harrowing, but you need to be prepared in case it is.

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Wed, 03 Jun 2015 17:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Colleagues as Guinea Pigs]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230563/ http://chronicle.com/article/Colleagues-as-Guinea-Pigs/230563/ Project-based learning is worth the confusion it may bring to your classroom.

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Mon, 01 Jun 2015 17:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Degree for Quitters and Failures]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230533/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Degree-for-Quitters-and/230533/ A look at the melancholy history of the master’s degree.

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Mon, 01 Jun 2015 00:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Learning the Ways of the Force]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230393/ http://chronicle.com/article/Learning-the-Ways-of-the-Force/230393/ Advice to minority students in STEM fields on succeeding in graduate school.

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Wed, 27 May 2015 17:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Envious? Who, Me?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230389/ http://chronicle.com/article/Envious-Who-Me-/230389/ Envy has always been an aspect of academic life.

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Tue, 26 May 2015 17:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Career Advice From an Oldish Not-Quite Geezer]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230335/ http://chronicle.com/article/Career-Advice-From-an-Oldish/230335/ You can’t count on your publications and awards to take care of you.

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Tue, 26 May 2015 00:44:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Tech Woes at Small Colleges]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230245/ http://chronicle.com/article/Tech-Woes-at-Small-Colleges/230245/ If it’s broken, and it probably is, then adapt.

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Wed, 20 May 2015 18:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Skip the Department Meeting]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230241/ http://chronicle.com/article/Skip-the-Department-Meeting/230241/ It’s not in your interest to attend if you’re a contingent faculty member.

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Mon, 18 May 2015 18:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Retention in the Trenches]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230211/ http://chronicle.com/article/Retention-in-the-Trenches/230211/ What can you do in your own classroom to keep students on track?

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Mon, 18 May 2015 03:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[How to Talk to a Writer]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230181/ http://chronicle.com/article/How-to-Talk-to-a-Writer/230181/ Believe me, writers get plenty of criticism. Try a little tenderness.

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Thu, 14 May 2015 18:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[A Medievalist on Savage Love]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230079/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-Medievalist-on-Savage-Love/230079/ One viral post can vastly magnify your impact as a scholar — that’s good news, not a cause for despair.

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Mon, 11 May 2015 18:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Commencement Minefield]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230037/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Commencement-Minefield/230037/ How hard can it be to select a graduation speaker? Harder than you’d think.

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Mon, 11 May 2015 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Culture Is No Excuse]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229973/ http://chronicle.com/article/Culture-Is-No-Excuse/229973/ How can you change a lingering old-boys’ club in your department?

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Wed, 06 May 2015 22:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Underprepared for the Profession]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229915/ http://chronicle.com/article/Underprepared-for-the/229915/ The lack of minority Ph.D.’s has a lot to do with the lack of socialization into academic life.

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Mon, 04 May 2015 18:00:00 EDT