In this special edition of the best conversations from The Chronicle's discussion forums: fourteen ways to get your students to work hard and stop whining.
What to do next if you were shut out on the faculty market.
It’s the Goldilocks of personality traits. We want just the right amount.
It’s not just about how many times they raise their hands in class.
It’s stressful for everyone but your department wants you to succeed.
The sixth in a series of interviews with new assistant professors about their first year on the job.
Advice on writing the letter, breaking the news, and other details of your departure.
Also in our weekly roundup of the best conversations from The Chronicle's discussion forums: how to write a diversity statement.
The real issue is not the number of pages you assign but how to make reading matter in our classrooms.
Peer reviewers play a key role in helping you do that, even when they say mean things.
Unfortunately, hearing that phrase in an interview does not necessarily mean you will get the job.
Why underemployed Ph.D.s should consider teaching at a prestigious private high school.
How to apply the forbearance you learned in the classroom to your new career in administration.
No one should be surprised if much scholarly writing continues to be mediocre and confused.
Also in our weekly roundup of the best conversations from The Chronicle's discussion forums: guidance on where to publish a first book; starting off on the right foot with the new dean.
Here are the five core responsibilities you will face as department chair.
Hint: It also involves doing a lot of things you won’t love.
Whether you teach in the humanities or in the sciences, there are benefits to using both forms of assessment.
No, academics do not get the summers “off.” They’re just not paid for the research they do in those months to earn tenure.
To be effective as an online instructor, you have to be present in the present.
For some of us, administrative work is not just an obligation or a noble sacrifice — it’s a calling.
Also in our weekly roundup of the best conversations from The Chronicle's discussion forums: prepping for a dean interview; when politics get in the way of an academic friendship.
So much for the classics; time to break open the juicy academic novels.
We’re not a research university and we don’t interview like one.
How to take care of your psychological needs as you search for a faculty job.
A glimpse into the not-so-glamorous lives and habits of scholarly-journal editors.
Just because I write about what’s wrong with academia doesn’t mean I’m cynical about its future.
Seriously. No one has the time or inclination to read your four-page cover letter.
Also in our weekly roundup of the best conversations from The Chronicle's discussion forums: Do search committees really read applicants' teaching and research statements?
A search for a new provost proved that many applicants fail to keep their readers in mind.
Help for faculty who aren’t composition instructors yet are still expected to teach writing.
Maybe you have to know why these teaching strategies work to be able to know how they work best.
With a little help from your friends, you can understand which reviewers have been helpful and which should be ignored.
Graduate school is an exercise in people not telling you things.
It’s aggravating to experience professional jealousy. It’s even more irritating to realize it’s hampering your own work.
Also in our weekly roundup of the best conversations from The Chronicle's discussion forums: tips on structuring short online courses.
A new book says the higher-education model is too broken to be fixed piecemeal.
The latest in a series of interviews with rookie academics about what they learned in their first year on the tenure track.
Writing science fiction can make you a better science communicator.
How to proceed when the search gets postponed.
My top five books in the field of evolutionary biology.
When the subject is change, who gets to be in the conversation?
Sure I am quite capable of speaking on that topic. Whether I actually want to is the question.
Write a lot, and often, we are told. But no one shows us how to keep track of all that work.
Also in our weekly roundup of the best conversations from The Chronicle's discussion forums: Objecting to external reviewers; how to give a lab demonstration; evaluating student-evaluation scores; when to get new referees.
You may never be as funny, approachable, or creative as your favorite teacher — the key is to try.
The worst way to start a deanship is by sharing your great ideas for how people can do things better.
You don’t have to reorganize your whole course to give students opportunities to learn from their mistakes in class.
Here are some of the many reasons why a Ph.D. reconsidered that career goal.
It’s different from the far more common teaching demonstration required of most job candidates.
What to do when the life of the mind subsumes all of the other parts of the body.
Nuclear errors, incompetent committees, and other reasons you weren’t offered the job.
Also in our weekly roundup of the best conversations from The Chronicle's discussion forums: the dean's role in the search process; keeping a search secret; nine- vs. ten-month contracts.
Five lofty texts about professors and learning for your summer book list.
How a Ph.D. began to prepare in graduate school for a career in campus administration.
How to constructively evaluate the people who report to you.
Social media has changed teacher-student relationships but is that beneficial, damaging, or something in between?
Here's what you can do now to make the most of the months ahead.
Often it has nothing to do with the candidates.
A couple looking ahead to the fall wonders how to strategize the joint job hunt.
How ya gonna keep ‘em down on the farm after they’ve seen virtual reality?
How to promote mental health in the college classroom.
For too long, the U.S. academic job market has compelled us to see our careers in black and white.
How to get a part-time teaching job at a community college, while you earn a Ph.D.
Our grading policies and practices expect students to learn on our timeline, not their own.
Kudos on having an offer in hand. But that’s just the starting point for negotiations. Our experts tell you how to weigh the terms and broker a better outcome.
Did you miss the live webinar with career coaches Jennifer Polk and Maren Wood on postacademic job options for Ph.D.s? Fear not, we’ve got the crowning moments from the Q&A right here.
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