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What is tenure?

Or: What is the difference between Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and (full) Professor? When I first heard the term “Assistant...

How to teach during a pandemic?

Teaching the same course for the third time, I felt fairly confident about its content. How it would need to be adopted for the “Hy-Flex”...

How to write a paper?

Depending on the stage of your academic career, you might either hate or love writing. Regardless, you enjoy a good story. Writing a...

How to write a grant proposal?

Know your audience Every granting agency has certain goals, whether it is improving food supply for United States Department of...

How to work fewer hours and get more done?

By prioritizing. Most of us get trapped in the belief that longer hours will lead to higher productivity and better outcomes. Yet, for...

How to get back on track?

Over the past two months, most of us have been hunkered down at home. Although a small fraction of the population continued to work to...

Choosing an Appropriate Graduate Advisor

(or, how I learned the importance of taking feedback) Special Guest Article by Professor Abby Engelberth So you want to go to graduate...

Adulting as a Professor: Finances

Inspired by a conversation with a friend and by the Patriot Act episode on Why We Can’t Retire, I am starting a post about adulting this...

How to teach for the second time?

Last year, I was overwhelmed by teaching a junior-level course for the first time. It would take me about eight to ten hours to prepare...

Do professors travel a lot?

I write this article as I wait for my flight back to Indianapolis departing from Phoenix. I have been visiting Arizona and California for...

Do academics live in a bubble?

The short answer: yes, I think we do. Being surrounded by academics and delving into research questions about the deepest truths of the...

Who professes the professor?

When people hear about a professor, they often imagine someone who is very knowledgeable and has most (if not all) of the answers. Yet,...

How to prioritize your time?

Time is our most precious resource. Just like everyone else, professors have limited time to do the work they want to do. What is...

Are professors rich?

So, how much do you earn? This question is more taboo in the American/Canadian culture than it is in the Indian culture. Thus, although I...

How to testify before Congress?

Guest Article By Professor Kevin Solomon Science drives economic growth and serves society by providing technical solutions to national...

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