Will baking treats for my students harm my career?

In this first segment of a two-part interview series, economist Diane Schanzenbach talks with us about her work in public policy and higher ed, including her research into the food stamp program.

For those of you who are new faculty members, we offer this collection of articles gathered from The Well and the Emerging Scholars Network to help you thrive in your new role.

Anna Moseley Gissing

It’s that time of year again: grading time. Are you one of those people discovering all of the scintillating articles online you missed during the semester? Or are you searching out and posting the best new memes about grading misery?

Moji Olaniyan shares the story of her life and the way she has been drawn into the ministry of academic counseling.

What kinds of policies are helpful when encountering students who wish to have their grades changed?

Stephanie White

This past summer, after taking five months off to be with my newborn, I went back to work. My department chair was, I think, trying to do me a solid, and he assigned me to teach two online classes. This made my days completely flexible...

Joanne Marshall

There is an old education cartoon where a woman is standing in front of a body huddled under the bedcovers, just its toes peeking out, saying, “I know the kids don't like you and they pick on you, but you have to go to school...

Stephanie White

A few years ago I had to decide whether or not to be tested for a genetic disorder, a choice that for me came down to whether or not I would live in fear. I remember putting it to an agnostic friend that way as I parsed through the decision...

Jennifer Woodruff Tait

Jennifer Woodruff Tait offers her impressions of two books on the topic of living our lives and doing our work with graceful balance.

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