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A Primer for Prepping for Tenure Review

Kate Vacek and Letitia Henville offer tips for academics who've just landed their first tenure-track job about how to advance and succeed.

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Teaching Behind Enemy Lines

Susan Shaw offers advice for colleagues working in states where legislators are questioning progressive teaching and academic freedom. 

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The Virtues of Being a Selfish Teacher-Scholar

We’re pulled in many different directions and supposed to be jacks-of-all-trades, writes Anthony Barnhart, but that expectation is unreasonable.

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Do Academic Sabbaticals Offer Space to Rest?

Hanna Tervanotko explores questions about the purpose of a sabbatical today, such as whether it should primarily serve the individual or the institution.

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How to Support Innovative Work in the Humanities

Stephanie Kirk and Christopher Schaberg share nine ways senior faculty can help shift institutional cultures and make leading-edge scholarship more valued.

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Advice on Selecting Service Opportunities

Steve Baule describes some service options that might be available to new faculty members and provides advice on those they may want to consider.

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Academic Hybrid Positions and the F Word

As administrative scholars become more prominent across campuses, who should be considered capital-F Faculty, Chelsea Brislin asks, and what opportunities should be extended to them?

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Increasing Women’s Representation in STEM Fields

Leaders in academe hold several keys to correct the well-documented tendency to undervalue women’s work, writes Nina Gray.