The Chronicle of Higher Education | Advice http://chronicle.com/section/Advice/66/ Advice Mon, 03 Aug 2015 12:53:24 EDT <![CDATA[Information Technology: The Accidental Career for Ph.D.s]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231955/ http://chronicle.com/article/Information-Technology-The/231955/ The question is not whether IT work is suitable, but what kind of IT work is suitable.

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Wed, 29 Jul 2015 22:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Art of the Rejection Letter]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231929/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Art-of-the-Rejection/231929/ This is why departments should seek kinder ways to bid job candidates farewell.

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Mon, 27 Jul 2015 22:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Final Exams or Epic Finales]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231871/ http://chronicle.com/article/Final-Exams-or-Epic-Finales/231871/ Instead of a multiple-choice final, try ending the semester with one last, memorable learning experience.

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Mon, 27 Jul 2015 01:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Have I Become an Educated Rita?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231829/ http://chronicle.com/article/Have-I-Become-an-Educated/231829/ A recent Ph.D. reflects on what’s lost in the new drive toward career-oriented doctoral programs.

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Wed, 22 Jul 2015 21:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Better Angels of Our Writing]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231763/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Better-Angels-of-Our/231763/ Good copy editors can save us from ourselves.

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Mon, 20 Jul 2015 21:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Building a Better Discussion]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231685/ http://chronicle.com/article/Building-a-Better-Discussion/231685/ You mean I can do something to spark discussion other than just ask good questions?

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Mon, 20 Jul 2015 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Knowing When to Say When]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231561/ http://chronicle.com/article/Knowing-When-to-Say-When/231561/ You’ve been through several rounds of the academic hiring cycle. Is it time to move on?

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Wed, 15 Jul 2015 21:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Next Time With Dignity]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231557/ http://chronicle.com/article/Next-Time-With-Dignity/231557/ How can tuition-driven colleges approach the admissions pitch with substance?

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Mon, 13 Jul 2015 21:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Speaking for the 'Quitters' and 'Failures']]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231537/ http://chronicle.com/article/Speaking-for-the-Quitters/231537/ Those of us with M.A.s mostly got the degree we wanted.

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Mon, 13 Jul 2015 02:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Myth That Academic Science Isn't Biased Against Women]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231413/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Myth-That-Academic-Science/231413/ Enjoy your comfort reading. Just don’t call it scholarship.

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Wed, 08 Jul 2015 22:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Losing Faith in Religious Higher Education]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231359/ http://chronicle.com/article/Losing-Faith-in-Religious/231359/ What happens when a seminary professor joins the religiously "unaffiliated"?

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Mon, 06 Jul 2015 22:00:00 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