The Chronicle of Higher Education | Advice http://chronicle.com/section/Advice/66/ Advice Wed, 04 Mar 2015 11:36:03 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
<![CDATA[Let's Give Service a Real Role]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/190087/ http://chronicle.com/article/Lets-Give-Service-a-Real-Role/190087/ Why committee and volunteer work is a good idea for graduate students.

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Tue, 17 Feb 2015 17:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Where the Money Is (Not) At]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/190061/ http://chronicle.com/article/Where-the-Money-Is-Not-At/190061/ Perhaps with each tuition bill, students should receive a breakdown of how their dollars are spent.

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Mon, 16 Feb 2015 17:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[From Grad School to 'The Atlantic']]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/189907/ http://chronicle.com/article/From-Grad-School-to-The/189907/ How a history Ph.D. who was on the tenure-track market ended up in journalism.

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Wed, 11 Feb 2015 21:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[The 'Middle of the End' for Community Colleges?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/172183/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Middle-of-the-End-for/172183/ Turning our two-year colleges into regional four-year institutions is a dangerous trend.

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Mon, 09 Feb 2015 17:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Time From Degree]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151705/ http://chronicle.com/article/Time-From-Degree/151705/ It’s not just taking too long to earn a Ph.D. It’s taking too long to put it to work.

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Mon, 09 Feb 2015 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA['Good' Hard vs. 'Bad' Hard]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151605/ http://chronicle.com/article/Good-Hard-vs-Bad-Hard/151605/ Which type of research challenges are you experiencing?

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Wed, 04 Feb 2015 18:14:48 EST
<![CDATA[Mamas, Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Writers]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151587/ http://chronicle.com/article/Mamas-Dont-Let-Your-Babies/151587/ It's hard to avoid intertwining your work with notions of your value as a person.

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Mon, 02 Feb 2015 18:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Avoiding PTDS: Post-Tenure Depression Syndrome]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151553/ http://chronicle.com/article/Avoiding-PTDS-Post-Tenure/151553/ Why are the years after academics have "made it" so gloomy for so many?

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Mon, 02 Feb 2015 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[Why Didn't They Pick Me?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151391/ http://chronicle.com/article/Why-Didnt-They-Pick-Me-/151391/ Sure, the reasons you didn’t get an interview could be personal. But they probably aren’t.

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Wed, 28 Jan 2015 18:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[7 Hazards of the Campus Interview]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151389/ http://chronicle.com/article/7-Hazards-of-the-Campus/151389/ How to handle inappropriate questions, random comments, and offers of alcohol.

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Mon, 26 Jan 2015 18:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[13 Years an Archduke]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151361/ http://chronicle.com/article/13-Years-an-Archduke/151361/ It can be strange, as president of a small college, to share that same job title with the heads of huge universities.

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Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[Writing a Preproposal: Leave Them Wanting More]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151313/ http://chronicle.com/article/Writing-a-Preproposal-Leave/151313/ More and more grant agencies, faced with too many applications, are asking researchers to submit a preliminary version for review.

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Wed, 21 Jan 2015 18:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[A Guide to Campus Interviews]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151279/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-Guide-to-Campus-Interviews/151279/ What you need to practice (repeatedly) to make a good impression in a campus interview.

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Tue, 20 Jan 2015 17:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Waiting for Us to Notice Them]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151255/ http://chronicle.com/article/Waiting-for-Us-to-Notice-Them/151255/ This is how we can begin to practice a "pedagogy of presence" in our classrooms.

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Mon, 19 Jan 2015 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[Coming Out as Academic Mothers]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151157/ http://chronicle.com/article/Coming-Out-as-Academic-Mothers/151157/ What happens when two highly driven women in academe decide to have children?

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Wed, 14 Jan 2015 18:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Writing With a Heavy Teaching Load]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151155/ http://chronicle.com/article/Writing-With-a-Heavy-Teaching/151155/ Yes, you can "find time" to write, but not without sacrifices.

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Mon, 12 Jan 2015 17:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Immigrant Song]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151101/ http://chronicle.com/article/Immigrant-Song/151101/ An American academic in Britain ponders becoming a permanent expatriate.

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Mon, 12 Jan 2015 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[The Lessons of Failure]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150967/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Lessons-of-Failure/150967/ You may learn more from your rejection letters than from your acceptances.

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Wed, 07 Jan 2015 18:00:00 EST
<![CDATA['It's Really Good, but ...']]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150965/ http://chronicle.com/article/Its-Really-Good-but-/150965/ The season of conference cocktail parties has begun, and with it the tradition of grudging praise.

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Mon, 05 Jan 2015 17:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[How to Curate Your Digital Identity as an Academic]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151001/ http://chronicle.com/article/How-to-Curate-Your-Digital/151001/ If you don’t manage your online presence, you are allowing search engines to create it for you.

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Mon, 05 Jan 2015 00:01:00 EST