The Chronicle of Higher Education | Do Your Job Better http://chronicle.com/section/Do-Your-Job-Better/72/ Advice :: Do Your Job Better Fri, 31 Oct 2014 21:55:40 EDT <![CDATA[Taming the Complainers]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/142185/ http://chronicle.com/article/Taming-the-Complainers/142185/ Do they have to whine about their grades?

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Wed, 09 Oct 2013 17:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Don't Be Hard to Get Along With]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/141841/ http://chronicle.com/article/Dont-Be-Hard-to-Get-Along/141841/ Why do faculty members insist on rigid rules to prepare students for the "real" world when that world is characterized by accommodation?

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Tue, 24 Sep 2013 16:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Advice for New Community-College Presidents, Part 2]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/141661/ http://chronicle.com/article/Advice-for-New/141661/ Don't make the mistake of thinking you're the smartest person in the room.

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Tue, 17 Sep 2013 16:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[My Lab Makes Me Sick]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/141601/ http://chronicle.com/article/My-Lab-Makes-Me-Sick/141601/ How do you supervise undergraduate research if you can no longer work in your laboratory?

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Mon, 16 Sep 2013 16:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[How Do You Talk Shop When You're Shuttling Between Campuses?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/141587/ http://chronicle.com/article/How-Do-You-Talk-Shop-When/141587/ With PedagogyUnbound.com, an adjunct creates an online place to share useful tips on teaching.

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Thu, 12 Sep 2013 16:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[It's the Little Things That Count in Teaching]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/141489/ http://chronicle.com/article/Its-the-Little-Things-That/141489/ How the less "serious" aspects of teaching can make you a more effective instructor.

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Mon, 09 Sep 2013 16:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Sanctioning Silence in the Classroom]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/141369/ http://chronicle.com/article/Sanctioning-Silence-in-the/141369/ Perhaps those awkward moments of dead air are a teaching opportunity.

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Thu, 05 Sep 2013 16:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[My Little Bag of Writing Tricks]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/141309/ http://chronicle.com/article/My-Little-Bag-of-Writing/141309/ How I translate grammar directives into moves I can use to make my sentences better.

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Tue, 03 Sep 2013 16:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Cheating Lessons, Part 3]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/141141/ http://chronicle.com/article/Cheating-Lessons-Part-3/141141/ A robust body of research shows that taking frequent quizzes and exams actually improves learning far more effectively than studying or reviewing notes.

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Mon, 19 Aug 2013 16:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[How to Help New Hires Get Research Money]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/141121/ http://chronicle.com/article/How-to-Help-New-Hires-Get/141121/ Even the best-trained rookie faculty members have much to learn about writing grant proposals.

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Wed, 14 Aug 2013 16:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[What I've Learned in the Classroom]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/140471/ http://chronicle.com/article/What-Ive-Learned-in-the/140471/ A professor conveys the lessons she's distilled from 30 years of undergraduate teaching.

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Mon, 22 Jul 2013 16:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Why You Gotta Be So Mean?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/140469/ http://chronicle.com/article/Why-You-Gotta-Be-So-Mean-/140469/ Too many journal reviewers are needlessly nasty, and critical without being constructive.

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Mon, 22 Jul 2013 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Cheating Lessons, Part 2]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/140113/ http://chronicle.com/article/Cheating-Lessons-Part-2/140113/ The fewer opportunities that students have to earn their grade in a course, the more pressure they feel to cheat.

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Mon, 08 Jul 2013 16:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Talking the Talk]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/140111/ http://chronicle.com/article/Talking-the-Talk/140111/ Why you shouldn't be upset if an audience member falls asleep, and other advice on giving a presentation.

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Mon, 08 Jul 2013 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Ph.D. Attrition: How Much Is Too Much?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/140045/ http://chronicle.com/article/PhD-Attrition-How-Much-Is/140045/ A disturbing 50 percent of doctoral students leave graduate school without finishing.

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Mon, 01 Jul 2013 16:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Victorian Literature for Accounting Majors]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/139971/ http://chronicle.com/article/Victorian-Literature-for/139971/ Two professors offer a course that experiments with how to provide a business education without abandoning the liberal arts.

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Wed, 26 Jun 2013 16:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[I Don't Write Enough Because ...]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/139875/ http://chronicle.com/article/I-Dont-Write-Enough-Because/139875/ Time to face up to your particular and peculiar reasons for not getting your writing done.

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Wed, 19 Jun 2013 16:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Giving Employers What They Don't Really Want]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/139877/ http://chronicle.com/article/Giving-Employers-What-They/139877/ Why is there such a discrepancy between what employers want in a college graduate, and what we as educators think they want?

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Mon, 17 Jun 2013 16:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Just the Facts?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/139713/ http://chronicle.com/article/Just-the-Facts-/139713/ How every undergraduate could benefit from a course on statistics and the media.

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Wed, 12 Jun 2013 16:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[I Don't Like Teaching. There, I Said It.]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/139623/ http://chronicle.com/article/I-Dont-Like-Teaching-There/139623/ It's perfectly possible to dislike teaching and still do a good, even an excellent, job in the classroom.

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Wed, 05 Jun 2013 16:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[In Defense of Stuff]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/139541/ http://chronicle.com/article/In-Defense-of-Stuff/139541/ Why I need all sorts of cookware to be a more productive (and happier) scholar.

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Mon, 03 Jun 2013 10:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Cheating Lessons, Part 1]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/139453/ http://chronicle.com/article/Cheating-Lessons-Part-1/139453/ Instead of focusing on common characteristics of cheaters, can we reduce the problem by modifying our classroom practices?

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Tue, 28 May 2013 16:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Writer's Block on the Dark Side]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/139281/ http://chronicle.com/article/Writers-Block-on-the-Dark/139281/ A faculty member considers why she had so much difficulty writing during her administrative stint.

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Wed, 15 May 2013 17:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Teaching While Gay]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/139097/ http://chronicle.com/article/Teaching-While-Gay/139097/ Do we, as educators, have an obligation to respect our students' views that run in opposition to our own lives?

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Thu, 09 May 2013 16:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Case of the Vampire Student]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/139099/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Case-of-the-Vampire/139099/ Just how bad does a graduate student's performance have to be before her faculty adviser pulls the plug?

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Wed, 08 May 2013 16:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Teaching on the Tenure Track]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/138959/ http://chronicle.com/article/Teaching-on-the-Tenure-Track/138959/ A new professor resolves to start his career with less of a wall between him and his students—but how?

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Mon, 06 May 2013 00:01:00 EDT