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'Dear Forums ...': I Have a Group-Work Grading Dilemma.

Also in our weekly roundup of conversations from The Chronicle's discussion forums: tips on teaching from an outdated textbook; how to prep for an interview with the provost; how to fight new fees on chemical purchases for laboratories.
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Negotiating Authorship

You need to talk about assigning credit — before the research project gets started.
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The Mentoring Buck Stops Here

Just because you’re “accessible” and “approachable” doesn’t mean you’re a good mentor.
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Tenure-Track Wisdom: Nick Nelson

“I wish I had known how much fun I was going to have,” says a new assistant professor about his first year on the job.