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Avoiding Failed Presidencies

Susan Resneck Pierce explores this growing threat to higher education and how presidential searches must change in response.

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What Data Tell Us About Landing a Faculty Job

Surveying recent applicants has provided insights into five key factors for success, writes Chris Smith.

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Too Heavy to Go It Alone

William Cunion describes what guidance from his fitness coach has reminded him about the importance of feedback in teaching.

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Stuck in Your Writing?

Cultivate readers for your work and build a network of them to draw upon throughout your writing process, advises Jennifer Ahern-Dodson.

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Tackling the STEM Skills Gap in 3 Weeks

If we stand a chance of catching up to the rapid advancement of technology, it’s time to speed up the skills development of today’s students, write Justin Shaffer, John Spear, Kalen L. Rasmussen and Patrick H. Thieringer.

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Helping Students Deal With Disasters

Even though we’re on the front lines, faculty members often don’t know how to respond, writes Betty S. Lai.

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The Case for Digital Badges for Ph.D.s

Sasha Bianca Goldman explores five reasons why they could be a solution for delivering professional development and skill-building content.

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Our Bookshelves, Ourselves

We get lots of advice when we retire, writes Robert Franciosi, but no one ever addresses the elephant in the room for some aging professors: What to do with all the books?