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Kerber, Linda K. – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
The purpose of the seven rules discussed in this article is to enable the presenter to embrace his/her anxieties and put them to work: (1) Observe time limits scrupulously; (2) Write for the real audience (a paper written for the ears to hear is different from a paper written for the eyes to read); (3) Rehearse; (4) Refrain from fidgeting; (5)…
Descriptors: Audiences, Conferences (Gatherings), Scholarship, Public Speaking
Olson, Gary A. – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2007
In this article, the author argues that taking an aggressive approach in hiring faculty is the only way to avoid a mediocre pool of candidates. Effective recruitment takes many forms and will depend on the context, but it begins with a search committee that has a clear understanding of its role in the process. The committee's first objective is to…
Descriptors: Search Committees (Personnel), Faculty Recruitment, College Faculty, Methods
Franke, Anne H.; Eisenberg, Meyer – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2007
Government investigations into alleged conflicts of interest in student-aid programs continue and now have widened to include study-abroad programs. It seems as if almost every day the news contains reports concerning possible questionable practices by colleges and universities. In this article, the authors discuss current scandals and possible…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Conflict of Interest, Professional Associations, Governing Boards
Anderson, James A. – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2007
Colleges regularly engage in conversations about enrollment planning, curricular change, athletics, and many other topics. Yet those same institutions fail, or at least struggle, to resolve crucial issues about diversity. That does not imply that campus efforts to increase diversity are stagnant. Rather, it suggests that, although diversity…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Educational Change, Student Recruitment, Higher Education
Perlmutter, David D. – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2007
Just because a professor has been denied tenure doesn't mean that he or she must exit academe. In this article, the author focuses on how to get a new job in higher education. He presents a set of steps designed to help academics choose appropriate positions for which to apply and brand themselves as attractive candidates. Important features to…
Descriptors: Tenure, College Faculty, Higher Education, Faculty Promotion