We sit in our offices, surrounded by potential sources of advice right down the hall, and yet we don’t turn to them systematically for guidance.
You have to find a way to disconnect from the work environment while remaining engaged with the work.
Also this week: the unseen labor of mentoring; marginalized people need more influence, not courtesy; discrimination is a health issue.
How to keep helping marginalized students without jeopardizing your own career.
Also this week: how to be an ally to minority scholars; on fiscal-literacy programs and poor-blaming; and who says there aren't enough accomplished female scientists?
Also this week: the importance of mentoring people who aren’t like you; when a professor is a victim of a racial slur; why you should think like a nonagenarian.
How can you, as a new graduate student, start out on the right foot with your primary mentor?
Just because you’re “accessible” and “approachable” doesn’t mean you’re a good mentor.
Good mentoring makes life easier for a student, but the way in which that happens makes all of the difference.
Finding models of mentoring in places as distinct as Pawnee, Ind., and interstellar space.
Her experiences have motivated me to try to be a more understanding adviser and teacher.
A career coach offers advice to professors on negotiating and networking.
Also in our weekly roundup of the best conversations from The Chronicle's discussion forums: How to deal with unresponsive co-authors, bad student posters, and anxiety about course evaluations.
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?