What to do when you would rather not write that recommendation letter.
How can you, as a new graduate student, start out on the right foot with your primary mentor?
Who, really, is served by the proliferation of narrowly specialized courses in the community-college curriculum?
Good mentoring makes life easier for a student, but the way in which that happens makes all of the difference.
A Ph.D. candidate worries about being sabotaged on the job market by a difficult adviser.
Finding models of mentoring in places as distinct as Pawnee, Ind., and interstellar space.
Also in our weekly roundup of the best conversations from The Chronicle's discussion forums: 'Unrecommendation letters' and transitioning from faculty to staff.
Her experiences have motivated me to try to be a more understanding adviser and teacher.
But this time I was both the recommender and the recommended.
A new course teaches humanities majors how to market themselves for the new economic normal.
Let’s not be the sort of advisers who evade responsibility for our students’ career options.
So how should you handle someone who is emotionally distraught in your office?
Also in our weekly roundup of the best conversations from The Chronicle's discussion forums: Paying adjuncts for departmental service; and how to select a grad student.
The time to start preparing your new graduate students for the job market is now.
Also in our weekly roundup of the best conversations from The Chronicle's discussion forums: an absentee adviser, an external-reviewer's dilemma, and ideas for a grad student's rainy-day fund.