Posts about the work you’ll find in higher ed, including lines of work for academics, work skills for academics, informational interviews, and profiles of people who do that work.

The Worst Merry Go Round

Well, here we go. We have found the worst policy to come out of higher ed during a pandemic. (Although, this working mom points out it would have also been awful during The Before.) Behold: Florida State University bans parenting during remote working. Now, before I tear this apart: I’ve seen a couple of different …

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The Best Laid Plans

One parent shares her struggles with planning for fall 2020 amidst COVID-19, as she has to commit to a proposed on-campus schedule, but has kids.

Keep Failing Forward

When you are afraid of failure at work, or have actually failed, what can you do to move past the “blame” stage and get back on track? Assigning blame – internally or externally – doesn’t help or serve you, or move you closer to career satisfaction. So keep failing forward.