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Advice

Scholars Talk Writing: Jay Parini

"You have to write a lot to get better at writing," so "don’t stop."

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Vitae

When You Are the Weakest Link

It is always better to be the one who leaves voluntarily than the one whom everyone has to work around.

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Vitae

Failing to Dare Greatly

Is it only the tenured who have the freedom to take risks anymore in scholarly writing?

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Vitae

'Dear Forums ...': Should I Cut an Exceptional Student Some Slack?

Also in our weekly roundup of the best conversations from The Chronicle's discussion forums: backing out of a conference presentation; tips for chairs on writing faculty-assessment letters.

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Vitae

The Secret Life of the Doctoral Student

Graduate-school culture encourages students to keep their emotional and personal crises to themselves.

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Vitae

Lessons Learned by a First-Year Administrator

Are you considering making the leap from faculty to staff member?

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Advice

Why New Humanities Ph.D.s Should Leave the Country

For too long, the U.S. academic job market has compelled us to see our careers in black and white.

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Vitae

It Shouldn't End With an F

Those students you just failed? Give them a call.

 

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Vitae

The Many Obstacles to Research Travel

How often have you had to skip a scholarly conference because you couldn’t take time away from teaching?

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Vitae

Campus Visits for Newbies

If the interview process for a tenure-track job sounds grueling, that’s because it absolutely is.

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Advice

Defending Your Ignorance of Wonder Woman

People writing nonsense about my subject is an occupational hazard of studying pop culture.

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Vitae

We're All Failures

Seven scholars reflect on what they have learned from their many brushes with defeat.

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Vitae

The Contingent Faculty Retirement Crisis

Burdened by the debt of the past, struggling to survive in the present, contingent faculty members often cannot fathom saving for the future.

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Advice

Small Changes in Teaching: Space It Out

The essential ingredient of learning is time.

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Vitae

'Dear Forums ...': Students Say My Class Was Too Hard. Help!

Also in our weekly roundup of the best conversations from The Chronicle's discussion forums: plum committee assignments for first-year faculty members.

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Vitae

The Career Change: What Can Departments Do to Help?

They can do more than rely solely on alumni panels to talk about nonacademic career paths.

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Advice

Is It Only the Tenured Who Are Free to Take Risks in Scholarly Writing?

Too many of us in academe fall short in the arena because we do not "fail while daring greatly."

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Vitae

Email Lessons for Faculty

Browbeat your students all you want about being professional on email, but follow your own advice.

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Vitae

When a Student Starts Behaving Erratically in Class

It can be tricky to manage students with a diagnosed psychiatric condition, but the bigger challenge is dealing with the many who are undiagnosed.

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Advice

How to Hope in Graduate School

As doctoral students, we privately struggle with anxieties that turn out to be all too commonly shared.