The Chronicle of Higher Education | Advice http://chronicle.com/section/Advice/66/ Advice Mon, 01 Sep 2014 06:33:49 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[How Students Learn From Games]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148445/ http://chronicle.com/article/How-Students-Learn-From-Games/148445/ In the second of a three-part series, a professor looks at the use of simulation games in the classroom.

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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 00:00:01 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
<![CDATA[Being Nehru for 2 Days]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147813/ http://chronicle.com/article/Being-Nehru-for-2-Days/147813/ In the first of a three-part series, a professor looks at the use of ‘Reacting to the Past’ simulation games in the classroom.

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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 18:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Should Colleges Help Undocumented Students?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147809/ http://chronicle.com/article/Should-Colleges-Help/147809/ A look at why many Catholic institutions are doing just that.

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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Money, Mission Creep, and Other Nagging Problems]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147699/ http://chronicle.com/article/Money-Mission-Creep-and/147699/ How can community colleges begin to resolve the major challenges they face?

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Wed, 16 Jul 2014 18:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[A 21st-Century Attendance Policy]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147693/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-21st-Century-Attendance/147693/ Two faculty members offer different answers to the question of whether and how to take roll in college courses.

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Mon, 14 Jul 2014 18:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Don't Fear Fund Raising, Part 2]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147683/ http://chronicle.com/article/Dont-Fear-Fund-Raising-Part/147683/ How to match donor passion to your department’s needs.

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Mon, 14 Jul 2014 00:12:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Using Your Last Two (or More) Years Wisely]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147509/ http://chronicle.com/article/Using-Your-Last-Two-or-More/147509/ How to build your nonacademic profile while you’re working on finishing your Ph.D.

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Wed, 09 Jul 2014 18:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Can 4 People Run the Whole Shebang?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147507/ http://chronicle.com/article/Can-4-People-Run-the-Whole/147507/ Tetrarchies are proposed as a leadership option for academe.

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Mon, 07 Jul 2014 18:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Finding Meaning After Academe]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147489/ http://chronicle.com/article/Finding-Meaning-After-Academe/147489/ It turns out you can no longer do what you love. Now what?

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Mon, 07 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[A Foreigner Teaching in America]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147413/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-Foreigner-Teaching-in/147413/ In his first year as a faculty member, a new Ph.D. found that his biggest challenges on the job came from students themselves.

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Mon, 30 Jun 2014 00:01:00 EDT