Who, really, is served by the proliferation of narrowly specialized courses in the community-college curriculum?
A look at the average teaching load for faculty at two-year campuses.
How can I boost my chances if I have everything else listed in the job ad except for X?
What an Everest climber taught me about surviving the post-Ph.D. blues.
Students understand why Barbie is sexist, but they can’t make their case in a coherent essay.
Also in our weekly roundup of the best conversations from The Chronicle's discussion forums: good extra-credit options for students and fair pay for department chairs.
Why I gave up tenure for a yet-to-be-determined career.
Here are some reasons to go if you can afford it.
An assignment is not just an instrument to measure learning, but also a way to engender it.
Now is not the time for monologuing about yourself and your interests.
That day in class, I learned how exhausting it must be to be a black student in America today.
Across all genres of writing, the best advice on coping with the inevitability of rejection seems to be the same.
Part 1 in a series on how to pick the professor who will guide your dissertation.
Also in our weekly roundup of the best conversations from The Chronicle's discussion forums: reference checks, over-prepping for lectures, and negative comments in tenure letters.
Four steps toward an alternative academic career.
A good syllabus shows students why they get to take our course, not why they have to.
“The difference between being adjunct and full-time can’t really be overstated, I think.”
Why we value the former and underrate the latter.
Keep things professional no matter how much your colleagues talk about being a “family.”
The latest edition of the style guide demystifies the secret code of humanities scholarship for students.
The just-published eighth edition is a disservice to students and a potential disaster for scholars.
Also in our weekly roundup of the best conversations from The Chronicle's discussion forums: when to start writing your dissertation, and applicants uploading their own recommendation letters.
We need to talk more as a profession about pedagogy and aging.
Advice for new faculty members on how to tell if a colleague is someone you should befriend or avoid.
We can’t control when or if it happens, but we can help it along.
To answer that question, here are four other key questions you need to ask yourself.
The first lesson for any new principal investigator: Don’t rush into hiring.
My top five books on writing.
Also in our weekly roundup of the best conversations from The Chronicle's discussion forums: how to write a second book when you have a heavy teaching load, and tips on getting students to read.
Should they be barred permanently from teaching?
One size does not fit all when it comes to two-year institutions.
Trouble is, it’s more and more difficult to know who is reading in the Internet age.
That is a particularly tricky issue for assistant professors assembling their tenure case.
How should your job talk differ if you’re on the market again for a tenure-track job?
You have to finish. And you have to teach. Here’s how to find the right balance.
Why is the keynote speech such a train wreck at most academic conferences?
Also in our weekly roundup of the best conversations from The Chronicle's discussion forums: a grant-money question; how to list publications on your CV; and overcoming the strategic-plan blues.
Three tactics you should definitely not pursue in organizing a staff retreat.
Just because you’re “accessible” and “approachable” doesn’t mean you’re a good mentor.
You’re not choosing skills at the expense of content; it isn’t one or the other.
And why academic science needs to stop pretending they are.
Academe is more open to nonacademics than ever … except when it isn’t.
Well it’s OK to be courted for a leadership role in academe, but don’t let anyone see you actually pursue one.
Also in our weekly roundup of the best conversations from The Chronicle's discussion forums: thoughts on switching departments, right-of-first-refusal clauses, embargoed dissertations, and veering off on tangents in class.
And it’s just as pointless to condemn any ban on electronic devices in the classroom.
Part 1 of a new series on how to build a syllabus looks at why it’s like a monster that keeps getting bigger.
Learning to set a normal work week can be a challenge for Ph.D.s who move into administration.
“The job ad only calls for a CV and a cover letter. Should I include more?”
It turns out some academics do ask questions that can be resolved with short answers.
“I wish I had known how much fun I was going to have,” says a new assistant professor about his first year on the job.
How to persuade faculty members to buy in to a campaign, or even help.
Also in our weekly roundup of the best conversations from The Chronicle's discussion forums: How to handle a bad review; why some ads ask for undergraduate transcripts.
A classroom veteran offers advice that she wishes she’d gotten early in her teaching career.
Which is why you as a faculty member should consider using a private email account more often.
Why you should spend more time watching your colleagues teach.
The bigger the conference, the less welcoming it is for newcomers.
Seek out criticism, be nice to assistants, and other publishing lessons.
Start your new job with a good sense of how to find out what they didn't teach you in grad school.