The Chronicle of Higher Education | Advice http://chronicle.com/section/Advice/66/ Advice Thu, 27 Nov 2014 05:23:51 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 the diss, 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
<![CDATA[Town and Gown: What Great Cities Can Teach Higher Education]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149511/ http://chronicle.com/article/TownGown-What-Great/149511/ If colleges are going to survive the 21st century, they must not make the mistakes that cities made in the 20th.

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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[A Response to 'An Open Letter to Journal Editors']]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149365/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-Response-to-An-Open-Letter/149365/ Doctoral education's problem isn't that students write articles; it's the publishing process.

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Wed, 15 Oct 2014 18:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Write a Book and Become an Employee of Your Former Self]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149363/ http://chronicle.com/article/Write-a-BookBecome-an/149363/ Publishers are using content-driven approaches to connect readers directly with authors.

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Mon, 13 Oct 2014 18:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Fictionalizing Your Scholarship]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149329/ http://chronicle.com/article/Fictionalizing-Your/149329/ Writing a novel is hard to do well, but it can serve as a powerful way to share your research with a wider audience.

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Mon, 13 Oct 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[As California Goes, So Goes the Nation?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149239/ http://chronicle.com/article/As-California-Goes-So-Goes/149239/ A new law that more strongly prohibits discrimination against pregnant graduate students could be coming to a state near you.

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Wed, 08 Oct 2014 18:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[On Yoga and Teaching Writing]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149237/ http://chronicle.com/article/On-YogaTeaching-Writing/149237/ What faculty members could learn from yoga instructors.

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Mon, 06 Oct 2014 18:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[An Open Letter to Journal Editors]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149199/ http://chronicle.com/article/An-Open-Letter-to-Journal/149199/ What if you banned publication by graduate students? Then they could concentrate on their dissertations.

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Mon, 06 Oct 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Why I Play Fantasy Football]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149079/ http://chronicle.com/article/Why-I-Play-Fantasy-Football/149079/ Aren’t Ph.D.’s supposed to have pastimes that are at least compatible with their identity as scholars?

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Wed, 01 Oct 2014 18:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Why Academics Stink at Writing—and How to Fix It]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149105/ http://chronicle.com/article/Why-Academics-Stink-at/149105/ Our most popular piece this week has been Steven A. Pinker's provocative essay "Why Academics Stink at Writing." Got any colleagues, grad students, or friends who could use a little straight talk on the subject? We've reprinted Pinker's manifesto as part of a handy booklet that's designed to be shared. And we've got solutions to bad writing, too: The guide comes with advice from four experts about how to fix what ails you. It's free; download it here.

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Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:42:00 EDT