How to Choose and Use Academic Professional Websites

Posted: January 26, 2022
There is increasing interest among academics in creating professional websites.  Three types of professional websites are common for academics, each with their own advantages and disadvantages....
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Celebrate the Academic Artist!

Posted: June 15, 2021
I’ve spent my entire career in academia, during which time I’ve had the privilege of meeting and getting to know hundreds of academics across disciplines and institutions. What I come to...
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In the Knowledge Business, it's Important to Promote your Work

Posted: December 19, 2020
For many of us in academia, there is discomfort in self-promotion.  However, as academics, we are in a knowledge-building business.  We may find self-fulfillment in simply doing our work,...
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Metricize Me!

Posted: December 11, 2020
Academia is in the middle of a quantification revolution.  If you are a professor, academic researcher, or doctoral student, you have, by now, undoubtedly encountered any number of web...
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What Does “Academia” Mean in 2020 and Beyond?

Posted: April 21, 2020
academia/ˌakəˈdēmēə/Noun: the environment or community concerned with the pursuit of research, education, and scholarship. Seemingly overnight, academia has been forced to take a good hard look...

Share your on-line teaching tools on Prof2Prof

Posted: March 21, 2020
Many of us are in the midst of re-programming our teaching, research, and administrative roles in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Right now, there is guidance and advice coming from every...
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Let's Try Something New

Posted: March 19, 2020
As someone who has spent her entire career in academia, I have had the privilege of holding many different positions, including graduate student, adjunct instructor, research professor, assistant,...
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Revisiting the Lost Opportunity

Posted: March 19, 2020
I remember the first time I submitted a research paper to a peer-reviewed journal. It was in 1998, at the tail end of my doctoral studies at the University of Chicago. I had worked over the...