You're probably looking at the title, and then at my photo, and thinking, “Isn't she white?” Yes. Yes, I am white. I was never a graduate student of color in the academy. So, my insights are limited, and I don't present myself as an expert on this … [Read more...] about Challenges for Graduate Students of Color in the Academy
Tenure--How To Get It
Today's post is requested by Shane. Shane wishes to know about the etiquette for academic workers in vulnerable positions--particularly adjuncts--to inform their departments about family crises that might impact their work. For example, if a parent … [Read more...] about How to Tell Your Department About a Family Crisis–A Special Request Post
(Thursday Post Category--Here's How You Get Tenure) Egged on by the redoubtable Martina of TheLifeAcademic, I have agreed to do a series of posts on What Not To Wear (Campus Edition). She is on a mission to de-depress academic fashion, and this is … [Read more...] about What Not to Wear, Assistant Professor Edition: Fashion for the Academic Set
(Thursday Post Category---Here's How You Get Tenure) This is a Special Request Post for Joan. She wishes to know how to create a tenure portfolio. While every tenure process differs slightly by campus, and you should confirm all expectations with … [Read more...] about Here’s What Goes in Your Tenure Portfolio–A Special Request Post
(Friday Post Category: Yes, You Can: Women in the Academy) When I was a brand new assistant professor, the chair of my department put me in charge of the department's speaker series. This was actually a good thing. Being in charge of … [Read more...] about Getting Schooled for My Sexism
(Thursday Post Category: Here's How You Get Tenure) For this week's "Tenure" post, I was planning to write a post called "Playing the Percentages," about knowing your department's expectations for your time and effort breakdown as an assistant … [Read more...] about It’s Your Fault. Or, Who Gets Turned Down for Tenure?
(Thursday Post Category: How to Get Tenure) Today let's talk about your external reviewers for tenure. First, since this blog is new, my credentials. In my 15 years as a faculty member at two major research institutions, I worked on 6 tenure cases. … [Read more...] about Hooray for Elite White Men! External Reviewers for Tenure