Professionals should resist the temptation to react angrily to negative anonymous feedback from peers or to advocate changing the review process. Instead, ignore useless feedback and focus on getting helpful pointers from your supervisors, writes Rob Walker.
When meeting with a final hiring decision-maker during an academic interview, professionals should know that person's vision and priorities and highlight how their skills fulfill the job's requirements, writes Texas Tech University professor David Perlmutter. In this commentary, Perlmutter suggests that candidates also consider what it would be like to work for that administrator.
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Many US employers have started offering sabbaticals to employees, allowing workers to recharge, travel or acquire new skills. A study by eDreams found 75% of working Americans said they would like to take an extended break, and 53% cited the desire to escape the stress of work as a contributing factor.
About two-thirds of doctoral recipients in fields such as science and engineering who did not have postdoc plans said they were headed into research and development jobs after graduation, according to a survey from the National Science Foundation. About a third of life, physical and earth sciences doctoral students, and 17% of math and computer science students said they were going into postdoc positions, the survey found.
Changes to education tax credits and financial aid proposed in congressional tax overhaul measures could have negative consequences for community-college students, says Jose Adames, president of El Centro College in Dallas. In this Q&A, Adames says making it harder for students to get a degree could do future harm to the economy.
Ajay Nair has been chosen to be the next president of Arcadia University in Philadelphia -- the first person of color to hold the top job. Nair, currently the senior vice president and dean of campus life at Emory University, says he will focus on the "bold and forward-thinking" history of the university.