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.
Also in our weekly roundup of the best conversations from The Chronicle's discussion forums: "reasonable" accommodations, and a different kind of two-body problem.
Why you should stop penalizing your students for submitting work late.
It’s painful at times, but entirely possible, to squeeze a semester-long class into a six-week summer session.
Imagine a model of learning that pays faculty fairly and attracts students who want an intellectual challenge.
A new Vitae series will answer common questions about the two-year hiring process.
Start your new job with a good sense of how to find out what they didn't teach you in grad school.
A youngish professor wonders if teaching ‘adult enrichment’ courses will damage her prospects.
Also in our weekly roundup of the best conversations from The Chronicle's discussion forums: first-day-of-class rituals, and vanishing job ads.
A lot of the learning that takes place for undergraduates — perhaps most of it — happens outside the classroom.
Two years after leaving academe, a former adjunct rediscovers her love for the classroom.
It’s doesn’t have to be an antagonistic demand to prove themselves, it can be a warm invitation to contribute.
When to ask for help and when to make the best of it.
A spirit of collective enterprise in scientific research is being replaced by a rush to assign precise credit for who did what.
In choosing my committee chair, I made the best worst decision of my academic career.
Also in our weekly roundup of the best conversations from The Chronicle's discussion forums: tips on writing review articles.
I’m not your boss, your parent, or your BFF. I’m your professor, and here is what that means.
Turns out writing is not like riding a bike. You do forget how to do it.
Seven strategies to help you finish the diss without sacrificing the needs of your students.
Don’t be afraid to admit when you’re wrong, and other lessons for newcomers to administration.
It’s a simple enough descriptor but, like any other word in a job ad, it can mean different things.
Also in our weekly roundup of the best conversations from The Chronicle's discussion forums: Twitter tips for newbies; dealing with annoying auditors; teaching at multiple institutions.
Balancing an academic career with the realities of a biological clock.
What we can do to protect and promote the sharing of diverse perspectives.
I want to be a better teacher this year than I was last year. Here’s what I plan to do differently.
A few suggestions for both the interviewees and the interviewers.
Thirteen lessons I wish someone had taught me before I became an academic administrator.
Don’t let go too quickly of all that energy, enthusiasm, and competitive spirit you put to good use on the job market.
How do you deal with clever students who find loopholes that you didn’t intend?
Also in our weekly roundup of the best conversations from The Chronicle's discussion forums: a spousal conflict of interest; how to get students to do their homework.
If you are thinking about about taking your faculty career abroad, here are some factors to consider first.
Different companies have different cultures; you need to find the one that fits you.
Don’t treat your first class of the term as Syllabus Day.
What should you do in the summer months to get ready?
Sure I am quite capable of speaking on that topic. Whether I actually want to is the question.