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BY JENNIFER POLK | April 07 2015

Career coaches seem to be rising in popularity these days. Once hired primarily by mid- and late-career professionals in the corporate world, coaches and career consultants these days are sometimes specializing in working with graduate students and academics. Their services were news to me when I was in the early stages of my post-PhD transition. […]

BY UA/AU | March 31 2015

E-portfolios can be a great supplement to a CV – but they are not for everyone, explains Brock psychology professor Tanya Martini.

BY SHARI GRAYDON | March 18 2015

Why you should adopt some basic storytelling principles.

BY CHRISTOPHER BUDDLE | March 11 2015

How to encourage active learning with your students.

BY UA/AU | February 20 2015

Teachers should really think about collecting artifacts and evidence as they go.

BY ARIANE HANEMAAYER | February 17 2015

Dealing with puzzling advice from fellow colleagues.

BY KATHERINE BECKER + LIBBI MILLER | February 11 2015

Here’s what the big day has in store for you.

BY SHARI GRAYDON | January 16 2015

In the second episode of Engaging Audiences, Shari Graydon emphasizes the use of visual material when trying to convey your message. Intro music courtesy of Bensound. Your research is important and deserves as much attention as possible. But if no one can understand what you’re talking about, what’s the point? University Affairs magazine and Informed […]

BY NANA LEE, ZAYNA KHAYAT + REINHART REITHMEIER | January 14 2015

Transforming graduate education.

BY PEGGY BERKOWITZ | January 06 2015

Book provides a very different way of looking at that question. And, that’s a relief.

BY UA/AU | December 16 2014

How to control your projects.

BY SHARI GRAYDON | December 09 2014

Your research is important and deserves as much attention as possible. But if no one can understand what you’re talking about, what’s the point? University Affairs magazine and Informed Opinions have teamed up to bring you a video series on how to communicate your research to a wide audience. Hosted by Shari Graydon, it will […]

BY RICHARD PARKER | December 03 2014

Setting the right tone and putting faculty first are key.

BY LAURA BISAILLON + JOAN EAKIN | November 12 2014

Newcomers to the academy do not necessarily or immediately find its rules easy to grasp.

BY JOHN LORENC | November 05 2014

Four steps to selling yourself to a non-academic employer.

BY CHRISTOPHER J. SCHNEIDER | October 21 2014

Student evaluations are important.

BY LEAH D. SHEPPARD | September 17 2014

There are more opportunities than ever for academics to gain attention for their research.

BY DAVID SMITH | September 10 2014

Good students are hard to find.

BY HEATHER CRAY | August 06 2014

“The thesis can address small gaps within saturated research areas.”

BY CATHERINE RIDDELL | July 23 2014

One academic’s experience running a campaign and joining a university council.