The Chronicle of Higher Education | Advice http://chronicle.com/section/Advice/66/ Advice Tue, 26 May 2015 05:34:01 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
<![CDATA[Cheating Inadvertently]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229883/ http://chronicle.com/article/Cheating-Inadvertently/229883/ Even faculty members disagree on when paraphrasing becomes plagiarism. How can we expect students to know?

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Mon, 04 May 2015 05:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Stop Withholding Basic Information]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229739/ http://chronicle.com/article/Stop-Withholding-Basic/229739/ Why are some departments guarded about sharing the details of a faculty opening?

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Wed, 29 Apr 2015 18:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA['So What Are You Going to Do With That?']]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229707/ http://chronicle.com/article/So-What-Are-You-Going-to-Do/229707/ Has academe’s attitude toward nonacademic careers for Ph.D.’s changed much in a decade?

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Tue, 28 Apr 2015 18:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Graduate Students Cannot Live by Pimentos Alone]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229629/ http://chronicle.com/article/Graduate-Students-Cannot-Live/229629/ Why an endlessly specialized, unsequenced mix of graduate courses doesn’t work.

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Mon, 27 Apr 2015 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Why I Love Academic Conferences]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229515/ http://chronicle.com/article/Why-I-Love-Academic/229515/ How to get the most out of a scholarly meeting.

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Wed, 22 Apr 2015 18:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Defending My Grades]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229317/ http://chronicle.com/article/Defending-My-Grades/229317/ The semester was over, but the adjunct instructor wasn’t done working, just done being paid.

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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 17:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Completion Agenda, Part 1]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229463/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Completion-Agenda-Part-1/229463/ Graduate students should remember that the dissertation is the beginning of their research, not the endpoint.

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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[What Graduate Advisers Can Do to Help]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229319/ http://chronicle.com/article/What-Graduate-Advisers-Can-Do/229319/ A historian sets a personal moratorium on taking on any new doctoral students.

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Tue, 14 Apr 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Stop the Resource Bombing]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229315/ http://chronicle.com/article/Stop-the-Resource-Bombing/229315/ We really don’t need another vague list of URLs and book titles from your conference panel.

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Mon, 13 Apr 2015 21:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The 7 Fundamental Conditions of Learning]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229275/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-7-Fundamental-Conditions/229275/ Our quest is not so much to figure out how to teach best as to figure out how students learn best.

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Mon, 13 Apr 2015 00:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[A Hockey Mom Seeks Tenure]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229193/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-Hockey-Mom-Seeks-Tenure/229193/ An assistant professor experiences midtenure review.

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Wed, 08 Apr 2015 22:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Challenges of Writing 'I']]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229151/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Challenges-of-Writing-I/229151/ How do you become competent at first-person writing?

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Tue, 07 Apr 2015 20:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Citations, Divorce, and Name Changes]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228949/ http://chronicle.com/article/Citations-DivorceName/228949/ After 28 articles and 11 book chapters under my married name, was it career suicide to drop it?

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Wed, 01 Apr 2015 18:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The 3 Essential Functions of Your Syllabus, Part 2]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228909/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-3-Essential-Functions-of/228909/ So students "never read the syllabus"? Here are ways to ensure they do.

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Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[On Almost Teaching in China]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228785/ http://chronicle.com/article/On-Almost-Teaching-in-China/228785/ All of the details seemed to be in order, with one big exception.

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Wed, 25 Mar 2015 18:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Shared Governance or Snared Governance?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228705/ http://chronicle.com/article/Shared-Governance-or-Snared/228705/ Four ways to speed things along.

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Mon, 23 Mar 2015 22:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Problem of Professionalization]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228633/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Problem-of/228633/ In the arts and sciences, we can no longer afford to view the word "professional" with disdain.

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Mon, 23 Mar 2015 00:26:16 EDT