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'Dear Forums ...': My Adviser Is MIA. Help!

Also in our weekly roundup of the best Chronicle conversations: I got roped into co-writing a grant proposal for a project I'm not interested in. How am I going to do this research for the next few years if we win the grant?
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Office Hours Are Obsolete

Once upon a time, it made sense to ensure that professors would be around to answer students’ off-the-cuff queries. Then someone invented email.
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The Adjunct Is In. But Is She Getting Paid?

Institutions and departments have all kinds of different policies on whether contingent faculty have to hold office hours—and whether they're compensated for doing so.