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Tenure: The Secret Syllabus
Publishing 101: How the Process Works, Start to Finish
How and Where to Meet Editors and Publishers
"Simultaneous Submission": What Is It, How to Do It, and Why It Matters
How to Write an Author Response Letter
Negotiating Better Book Contracts
What if a Press Rejects Your Book?
Edited Volumes and "Special Issues"
Revise and Resubmit (is a Good Sign)
How to Interpret and Respond to Criticism
Don't Launch that Shiny New Course!
Your Slides Suck: What Profs Can Learn from Graphic Designers
The Secret to Better Evaluations
How to Run Office Hours (Hint: Stop Calling Them "Office Hours")
Course Evaluations are Biased (and We Should Our Students So)
Working with TAs Effectively
How to Treat Student Athletes with the Respect They Deserve
The Minefield of Informality
Lunches and Dinners
First-Name Basis or "Dr. So-and-So"?
Dress Code Stress Load
Mind Jobs and Tailspins: When a Passing Comment from a Senior Colleague Ruins Your Week (or Month)
Fellowships and Grants
"Mid-Career" Grants and Fellowships: When's the Earliest You Can Apply?
Promoting Your Research (Sorry, But You Have To!)
Young Professor, Older Graduate Student: The Complex Dynamics of PhD Advising
Don't Give No Advice: The Basics of Good Mentorship
Mentoring Students is the Hardest Job You'll Ever Have
Welcome to "Letter of Recommendation Hell"
How to Help Your Students Find Their Thesis and Dissertation Questions
What is Reappointment Review
Getting (and Interpreting) Feedback
Preparing Your Reappointment File
What Should Your Sabbatical Goals Be?
Where to Find Funding for Your Sabbatical?
Should You Do a Residential Fellowship?
Protecting Time and Getting S*** Done
Set Up an Effective "Sabbatical Out-of-Office" Email Autoresponder
How to Have a Social Life
How to Have a Secret Life
Leaves of Absence
How to Navigate Them
When and How to Speak Up
Networking and Relationships
Self-Promotion: OK or Not?
Activism: On and Beyond Campus
Preparing Your Tenure File
Who Will You Be Compared To (the "Comparison Set")?
Should You Go Up Early for Tenure?
What If? What Happens If You're Denied Tenure?
What Have You Done for Us Lately?: How Will Your Institution Count Work You Completed at Your Previous University?
Who Will Write Your "Outside Letters"
Why Tenure is Denied: 3 Scenarios
Applying for Jobs and Outside Offers
Should You Apply for an Outside Offer
When to Tell Colleagues (and Students) that You've Applied for Another Job
Retention Offers and How to Negotiate Them
How to Negotiate Contracts (without Losing Your Soul)
Honoraria: How Much to Expect for Giving an Invited Talk
Reviewing Articles and Manuscripts: How Much Will You Get Paid
Other Ways to Make Money on Campus
Keynotes: How Much (More) Do You Make for "Prestigious" Speaking Engagements?
How to Raise Money for Your Conference
Conference Organization 101
Climbing the Ladder
Treating Administrators and Office Staff with the Respect They Deserve
Should You Become Chair?
Should You Direct a Center?
Should You Become Director of Under/Graduate Studies?
Do Provosts and Deans Keep a "Blacklist"?
What Kind of Career Do You Want to Have?
Should You Become a Journal Editor?
Should You Help Govern an Academic Society?
Unfair Burdens: How Women and Scholars of Color End Up Carrying More Weight
The "Sophomore Album": How to Launch Your Second Book or Major Project
Finding Mentors as a Mid-Career Scholar
False Starts, Assumptions, and Dead Ends
Becoming a "Scholar without a Project"
Tenure.... Now What?
What Will You Do with Your Newfound Safety?
Where and When to Seek It Out
Leaves of Absence
Mentoring Students is the Hardest Job You’ll Ever Have