Early Career

Controlled Chaos: Collecting Materials for Administrative Reviews

So you landed the coveted tenure-track position. Although your application was originally one among 200 or more, you rose to the challenge and are on your way. Of course congratulations are in order!! Imagine the thrill. Coming home after a long day of lecturing to find a letter stating that yet another on-site interview resulted …

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Advising the Advisor: What Am I Doing, What Should I Be Doing?

-guest post by Jeannetta Williams I’m Jeannetta Williams and I’m in my 4th year at a private liberal arts university in Texas. I’m an assistant professor in the psychology department, which is the largest major on our campus (around 350 or so students). Recently I received some good news–that I’m our school’s nominee for the …

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Is there ever balance on the tenure track?

-guest post by Michele Schlehofer I was in a workshop last summer and someone—a retiree who, among other things, taught time management—made a statement that will forever stick with me. He said something to the effect of “I hate it when people say they ‘don’t have the time.’ Of course you do! There are 10,080 …

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Conducting Interdisciplinary Research

–guest blog By Tina Brown and Michèle Schlehofer Due to the complexity of human behavior, emphasis is increasingly being placed on the need for and conduct of interdisciplinary research. We’ve all heard that interdisciplinary research is the hot new trend. It can lead to the development of innovative methodologies to support the interdisciplinary integration of …

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