Professional Life

  • Starting from Scratch

    John R. McNeill | Mar 11, 2019

    If you’re asked to prepare a course on an unfamiliar subject, be honest with your students. And start cramming.
  • Plan S and the Humanities

    Seth Denbo | Mar 11, 2019

    Plan S is pushing academic journal publishing to an open access model. But is that good for all scholarship?
  • Confronting the Paradox of Expertise

    David A. Gerber | Feb 25, 2019

    Can too much knowledge make you a worse teacher? Some historians feel this way.
  • Redefining Success

    Matt Villeneuve | Feb 20, 2019

    Career diversity is not about seeking alternatives to the professoriate; it’s about helping students find success in diverse careers.
  • Online Education 2.0

    Zoë Jackson | Feb 11, 2019

    Online courses are no longer a futurist fantasy or a harbinger of doom. But where are they going?
  • The Making of the Graduate Working Class

    Jeff Schuhrke | Jan 29, 2019

    An AHA19 panel brought together graduate activists for a discussion on challenges to unionization in universities.
  • The 2019 AHA Jobs Report

    Dylan Ruediger | Jan 28, 2019

    The number of academic job listings changed little from last year. But that’s just scratching the surface.
  • On the October 2018 Townhouse Notes

    Patricia Albjerg Graham | Jan 11, 2019

    To the editor:I was both surprised and pleased to see “Townhouse Notes: Reading the Rose Report in 2...
  • What I Wish I’d Known Then

    John R. McNeill | Jan 11, 2019

    The fear of asking for help can hold you back.
  • The Way Forward on Graduate Advising

    Amanda Bosworth | Jan 5, 2019

    Faculty-centered advising is often more concerned with legacy-building than on training students. Change is needed.

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