The Chronicle of Higher Education | Advice http://chronicle.com/section/Advice/66/ Advice Fri, 19 Sep 2014 21:04:32 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
<![CDATA[Once in a Lifetime]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148515/ http://chronicle.com/article/Once-in-a-Lifetime/148515/ A tenure-track job is finally yours. Now how do you make it through the first year?

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Tue, 02 Sep 2014 18:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Move Toward Lossless Learning with Connected F2F Technology]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148571/ http://chronicle.com/article/Move-Toward-Lossless-Learning/148571/ What does learning look like? We all see and experience it every day, but even for the most engaged teachers, it’s hard to tell what sparks and becomes knowledge, or what fizzles and gets lost in the classroom ether.

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Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:53:00 EDT
<![CDATA[When Your Graduate Students Have Babies]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148535/ http://chronicle.com/article/When-Your-Graduate-Students/148535/ Should advisers keep silent or raise the family issue early on?

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Tue, 02 Sep 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Making Measurable Progress in Life through Learning]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148513/ http://chronicle.com/article/Making-Measurable-Progress-in/148513/ Technology holds the power to transform learning and with it, institutions have an increasing opportunity to drive measurable results. 

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Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:19:00 EDT
<![CDATA[My First Faculty Summer]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148461/ http://chronicle.com/article/My-First-Faculty-Summer/148461/ In graduate school, she had no money but loads of unrestricted time. Now she’s got a bit more money but a lot less time.

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 18:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Everything I Know I Learned in Prison]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148451/ http://chronicle.com/article/Everything-I-Know-I-Learned-in/148451/ How to become a better teacher, even in the toughest of circumstances.

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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 20:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Don't Speak Out: The Message of the Salaita Affair]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148393/ http://chronicle.com/article/Dont-Speak-Out-The-Message/148393/ Online speech by faculty members is increasingly being policed by administrators anxious to avoid controversy.

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Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Too Many Poor Leaders]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148389/ http://chronicle.com/article/Too-Many-Poor-Leaders/148389/ It’s not just careerist presidents who are weakening community colleges; it’s apathetic faculty members as well.

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Mon, 18 Aug 2014 21:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Jumping Ship From a Dismal Department]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148379/ http://chronicle.com/article/Jumping-Ship-From-a-Dismal/148379/ But can you save those left behind?

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Mon, 18 Aug 2014 00:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Degrees for Sale]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148353/ http://chronicle.com/article/Degrees-for-Sale/148353/ Academic integrity and the burgeoning paper-writing industry.

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Wed, 13 Aug 2014 22:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Trigger Warnings Scare Students When They Should Be Gently Guided]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148351/ http://chronicle.com/article/Trigger-Warnings-Scare/148351/ Advice from an acting teacher on how to help students process sensitive material in the classroom.

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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 22:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Know the Vital Players in Your Career: You]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148291/ http://chronicle.com/article/Know-the-Vital-Players-in-Your/148291/ Few people can sabotage your career better than you can.

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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Tenure and the End of the Three-Ring Binder]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148021/ http://chronicle.com/article/Tenurethe-End-of-the/148021/ Lessons from making the transition from paper to digitized promotion files.

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Wed, 06 Aug 2014 18:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Why I'm Cutting Back My Teaching]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148017/ http://chronicle.com/article/Why-Im-Cutting-Back-My/148017/ The hours in academe are long and merciless, and the pay is ridiculously low—by any standard.

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Mon, 04 Aug 2014 21:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[When a Student Commits Suicide]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147947/ http://chronicle.com/article/When-a-Student-Commits-Suicide/147947/ Colleges' emails about someone’s death usually involve people I never knew. This one was different.

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Mon, 04 Aug 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Disability Parenting in Academe]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147945/ http://chronicle.com/article/Disability-Parenting-in/147945/ Campus policies to accommodate faculty members with "special needs" children have a hit-or-miss quality.

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Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:05:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Things You Should Know Before Publishing a Book]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147943/ http://chronicle.com/article/Things-You-Should-Know-Before/147943/ "You can probably make more money having a first-class yard sale."

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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:55:00 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