The Chronicle of Higher Education | Advice http://chronicle.com/section/Advice/66/ Advice Sat, 20 Dec 2014 09:40:34 EST <![CDATA[Presidents and Public Engagement]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150879/ http://chronicle.com/article/PresidentsPublic/150879/ A university president uses both his formal writings and social media to defend a liberal-arts education.

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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 18:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Straight Talk About 'Adjunctification']]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150881/ http://chronicle.com/article/Straight-Talk-About/150881/ Bitter rhetoric about contingent faculty members leads to impractical demands and unrealistic expectations.

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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 17:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[A Foot in the Door at a Small Liberal-Arts College]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150803/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-Foot-in-the-Door-at-a-Small/150803/ What you need to know about the conference interview.

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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 00:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Help! My Boss Is a Control Freak]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150753/ http://chronicle.com/article/Help-My-Boss-Is-a-Control/150753/ How to handle a petty martinet.

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Wed, 10 Dec 2014 18:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Educating Minds Online]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150743/ http://chronicle.com/article/Educating-Minds-Online/150743/ An outstanding new book provides a road map for truly effective teaching with technology.

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Mon, 08 Dec 2014 18:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Simplify the Application Process]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150429/ http://chronicle.com/article/Simplify-the-Application/150429/ Why do we bury job candidates under so many document requests?

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Mon, 08 Dec 2014 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[What's a 'Work for Hire' and Why Should You Care?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150333/ http://chronicle.com/article/Whats-a-Work-for-Hire-and/150333/ The rule of copyright says that you own what you create; here is the exception.

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Wed, 03 Dec 2014 18:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Digital Natives Like a Good Lecture, Too]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150301/ http://chronicle.com/article/Digital-Natives-Like-a-Good/150301/ Students want us to be the "sage on the stage" and not just the "guide on the side."

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Mon, 01 Dec 2014 18:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Don't Fear Fund Raising, Part 4]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150269/ http://chronicle.com/article/Dont-Fear-Fund-Raising-Part/150269/ Why it’s important to be pedantic about donor intent.

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Mon, 01 Dec 2014 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[The Dissertation: Then, Now, and What Next?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150215/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Dissertation-Then-Now/150215/ We don’t need to scrap it, but we do need to look closely at its purpose.

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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 18:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[How to Be a Dean]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150203/ http://chronicle.com/article/How-to-Be-a-Dean/150203/ What should you be thinking about if you want to become a dean? We've created a booklet full of tips, trends, and ideas. Download it here.

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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 04:55:00 EST
<![CDATA[Dignity in Retirement Is Not Too Much to Ask]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150191/ http://chronicle.com/article/Dignity-in-Retirement-Is-Not/150191/ How can we reinvent faculty retirement to benefit all parties?

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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Different Rules Doesn't Mean No Rules]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150161/ http://chronicle.com/article/Different-Rules-Doesnt-Mean/150161/ Yes, community colleges must be held accountable, but in a fair and sensible way.

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Thu, 20 Nov 2014 05:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Teachers Who Seem Busier Than They Are]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150119/ http://chronicle.com/article/Teachers-Who-Seem-Busier-Than/150119/ If faculty members are complaining about how much work they have to do, that probably means the end of the semester is near.

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Tue, 18 Nov 2014 22:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[The Habits of Highly Productive Writers]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150053/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Habits-of-Highly/150053/ There are no tricks to make writing easier, just practices you can develop to get it done.

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Mon, 17 Nov 2014 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[Finishing a Humanities Dissertation in Six Years (or Less)]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149925/ http://chronicle.com/article/Finishing-a-Humanities/149925/ It doesn’t have to take a decade to finish a dissertation.

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Wed, 12 Nov 2014 18:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[No Longer 'Falling Off the Cliff']]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149917/ http://chronicle.com/article/No-Longer-Falling-Off-the/149917/ The Think College movement is providing degree options for students with intellectual disabilities.

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Mon, 10 Nov 2014 18:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Risk Managing or Risk Averse?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149889/ http://chronicle.com/article/Risk-Managing-or-Risk-Averse-/149889/ Neither approach is fully suited for higher education.

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Mon, 10 Nov 2014 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[Is Practice Overrated?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149831/ http://chronicle.com/article/Is-Practice-Overrated-/149831/ Instead of relying on rote exercises to teach skills, help your students learn how to learn.

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Wed, 05 Nov 2014 21:00:59 EST
<![CDATA[Confessions of a Young, Prolific Academic]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149815/ http://chronicle.com/article/Confessions-of-a-Young/149815/ Equating protracted study with quality is exactly what causes graduate students to take so long earning a Ph.D.

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Mon, 03 Nov 2014 21:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Losing My Career to Illness]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149763/ http://chronicle.com/article/Losing-My-Career-to-Illness/149763/ Would my academic work, and therefore much of my life, be over too soon?

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Mon, 03 Nov 2014 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[Staying Small and Getting Large]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149667/ http://chronicle.com/article/Staying-SmallGetting/149667/ Liberal-arts colleges need to embrace partnerships with other entities in a big way.

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Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Who Are You Trying to Impress?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149659/ http://chronicle.com/article/Who-Are-You-Trying-to-Impress-/149659/ Don’t let "them" make you feel like a failure.

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Mon, 27 Oct 2014 18:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Know the Vital Players in Your Career: Your Own Actions]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149629/ http://chronicle.com/article/Know-the-Vital-Players-in-Your/149629/ Do good, be good, and let others know you are good.

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Mon, 27 Oct 2014 00:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Breastfeeding on the Job Market]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149549/ http://chronicle.com/article/Breastfeeding-on-the-Job/149549/ I knew I risked ruining my candidacy by bringing my infant daughter to the interview. Here’s why I did it anyway.

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Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Completion Conundrum]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149529/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Completion-Conundrum/149529/ Lawmakers shouldn’t lump together two-year and four-year colleges in setting graduation goals.

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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:00:00 EDT