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Posted: Aug 14, 2018

A member of the Hopi tribe (Robert Alexander, Archive Photos, Getty Images)
In 1938 a chemical engineer and amateur linguist named Benjamin...

Posted: Oct 09, 2017

If you are a graduate student contemplating careers outside the professoriate, you can take several steps before graduation to prepare for that...

Posted: Oct 05, 2017

Justus H. Hunter provides tips for successfully surviving the dissertation process.

Posted: Sep 29, 2017

Most Ph.D.s in the natural sciences and engineering leave academe because of the difficult job market, not because they want to, right? Wrong,...

Posted: Sep 26, 2017

Higher education groups on Monday began to grapple with what new restrictions on travel to the U.S. from eight countries imposed Sunday night by...

Posted: Sep 26, 2017

We Ph.D.s have more in common with industrial workers in the Rust Belt than we often realize, writes Michael Zimm.

Posted: Sep 25, 2017

Derek Attig provides resources to show how others have handled the exciting yet challenging process of figuring out what comes next.

Posted: Sep 05, 2017

President Trump on Tuesday ordered an end to the Obama-era executive action that shields young undocumented immigrants from deportation and called...

Posted: Aug 28, 2017

Many new Ph.D.s in humanities disciplines report that they struggle to find academic jobs, and that many of the positions they find available are...

Posted: Aug 28, 2017

Adriana Bankston offers the following advice for being a good team leader both in academe and outside it.

Posted: Aug 23, 2017

Doctorate, publication(s), postdoctoral fellowship, teaching experience: the list of common qualifications for a tenure-track academic job gets...

Posted: Aug 22, 2017

Maria Shine Stewart provides some advice for dealing with particularly difficult students in the classroom.

Posted: Jul 13, 2017

What sustains faculty members are relationships with others, write Jennifer Lundquist and Joya Misra, who outline how to identify mentors and how...

Posted: Jul 10, 2017

It’s an excellent way for Ph.D.s and postdocs to articulate how their skills might add value to organizations that lie outside their traditional...

Posted: Jul 06, 2017

When Tina Cheuk discovered firsthand that academe can still penalize women in their childbearing years, she founded a network for positive change...

Posted: Jul 03, 2017

Finding your passion in one particular area and cultivating it more intensely is a useful strategy, advises Adriana Bankston.

Posted: Jun 08, 2017

We in higher education must make it easier for first-generation students to find staff and faculty members who are dedicated to improving such...

Posted: Jun 07, 2017

Academics can -- and should -- speak to the general public, and they can do so without compromising their scholarly lives, argue Christopher...

Posted: Jun 05, 2017

Higher ed should redefine customer service, argues Yan Dominic Searcy, and craft policy with the public -- not the student -- most in mind.

Posted: Jun 05, 2017

Thomas Magaldi gives advice on how to overcome long-held yet false assumptions that often drive behavior and limit opportunities.