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?
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.
Mentoring programs don’t have to cost a lot to be effective for rookie academics.
Isn’t there something odd about the complete absence of conversation about graduate pedagogy?