Higher Education Career Advice

Career Advice

Katie D. Lewis provides recommendations for how to succeed along the tenure track in each key area of academe -- while also balancing the demands of motherhood.

Advice Columnists


September 9, 2020
Updating oral exams for the virtual classroom helps students improve their communication, conquer anxiety, solve problems quickly and think creatively, writes Della Dumbaugh.
September 8, 2020
In fact, the opposite should be happening, argues Vicki L. Baker, who details four key ways such funds can benefit not only faculty but also their institutions during these difficult days.
September 4, 2020
Academics should continue mobilizing against the pervasive racist, anti-Black and patriarchal doctrines that permeate American society, writes Davíd G. Martínez.
September 4, 2020
The pandemic has amplified pre-existing inequities among faculty members, creating distinct challenges for differently situated ones, write Ethel L. Mickey, Dessie Clark and Joya Misra.
September 3, 2020
Kindness will be a game changer as health, productivity and collegiality hang in the balance on campuses this fall, writes Maria Shine Stewart, who offers suggestions for how to cultivate it.



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