The Chronicle of Higher Education | Advice http://chronicle.com/section/Advice/66/ Advice Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:03:31 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
<![CDATA[Stop Blaming Students for Your Listless Classroom]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149067/ http://chronicle.com/article/Stop-Blaming-Students-for-Your/149067/ How the use of games as a teaching methodology has the potential to break the long history of student disengagement in college learning.

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Mon, 29 Sep 2014 17:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Don't Fear Fund Raising, Part 3]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149021/ http://chronicle.com/article/Dont-Fear-Fund-Raising-Part/149021/ Learn how to be the public face of your department.

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Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Getting Permission Just to Apply]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148955/ http://chronicle.com/article/Getting-Permission-Just-to/148955/ More and more grant agencies, faced with too many applicants for scarce dollars, are allowing universities to vet who gets to submit a proposal.

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Wed, 24 Sep 2014 18:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Faculty Life Abroad in Unusual Places]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148943/ http://chronicle.com/article/Faculty-Life-Abroad-in-Unusual/148943/ The international academic job market for Ph.D.’s is bigger than just Britain, Australia, and Canada. Should you give it a shot?

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Mon, 22 Sep 2014 18:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Knowing When to Teach Current Events]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148939/ http://chronicle.com/article/Knowing-When-to-Teach-Current/148939/ Five questions faculty members should ask themselves before they weave a recent controversy into their courses.

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Mon, 22 Sep 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Whistle-Blower's Dilemma]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148765/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Whistle-Blowers-Dilemma/148765/ When you discover a colleague’s ethical violation, you’re supposed to report it. But that doesn’t mean anyone actually wants you to.

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Wed, 17 Sep 2014 18:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[They Say I'll Never Get a Job]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148793/ http://chronicle.com/article/They-Say-Ill-Never-Get-a-Job/148793/ A master’s student who is thinking about seeking a doctorate asks, "Shouldn’t I do what I do best?"

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Mon, 15 Sep 2014 18:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Welcome to Graduate School]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148775/ http://chronicle.com/article/Welcome-to-Graduate-School/148775/ Six key lessons to help master's and doctoral students thrive in their first year.

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Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[To Tenure or Not to Tenure?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148699/ http://chronicle.com/article/To-Tenure-or-Not-to-Tenure-/148699/ What to expect when you’re asked to write an external letter of recommendation, or when you’re the subject of one.

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Wed, 10 Sep 2014 18:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Love in the Time of Adjuncting]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148695/ http://chronicle.com/article/Love-in-the-Time-of-Adjuncting/148695/ Being a contingent faculty member can mean jumping through some strange hoops just to get benefits.

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Mon, 08 Sep 2014 18:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Public, Private, or Hybrid?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148659/ http://chronicle.com/article/Public-Private-or-Hybrid-/148659/ Why more search committees are choosing confidentiality over the traditional public search.

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Mon, 08 Sep 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Now I'm a Needy Author]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148575/ http://chronicle.com/article/Now-Im-a-Needy-Author/148575/ Having something published has become, in many ways, more of a relief than a pleasure.

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Wed, 03 Sep 2014 18:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Once in a Lifetime]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148515/ http://chronicle.com/article/Once-in-a-Lifetime/148515/ A tenure-track job is finally yours. Now how do you make it through the first year?

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Tue, 02 Sep 2014 18:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Move Toward Lossless Learning with Connected F2F Technology]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148571/ http://chronicle.com/article/Move-Toward-Lossless-Learning/148571/ What does learning look like? We all see and experience it every day, but even for the most engaged teachers, it’s hard to tell what sparks and becomes knowledge, or what fizzles and gets lost in the classroom ether.

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Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:53:00 EDT
<![CDATA[When Your Graduate Students Have Babies]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148535/ http://chronicle.com/article/When-Your-Graduate-Students/148535/ Should advisers keep silent or raise the family issue early on?

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Tue, 02 Sep 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Making Measurable Progress in Life through Learning]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148513/ http://chronicle.com/article/Making-Measurable-Progress-in/148513/ Technology holds the power to transform learning and with it, institutions have an increasing opportunity to drive measurable results. 

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Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:19:00 EDT