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How to Toe the Line

Struggling to adjust after leaving academe? The way forward may lie in simply listening to your own intuition.
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Get Out of Your Department

You’re a new faculty member, no doubt engrossed in your departmental duties. But the rest of the institution needs you, too.
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A Plan Is Better Than Luck

Good strategy is often the difference between a nice idea and one that truly makes a difference in the world.
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Do This While You Diss

Five easy steps you can take in graduate school to prepare for an alt-ac job search.
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'Dear Forums ...': Why Is the Application Period So Short?

Also in our weekly roundup of conversations from The Chronicle's discussion forums: hiring-committee hijinks; charting a path to administration; how to respond to students who ask you to review what they missed in class.