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Navigating Politics

 

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Body Language

Andrea Schneider explains how your body language impacts your conversation and your attitude.

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Choosing Non-mainstream Research Topics

Junior researchers interested in studying minority populations should also conduct "mainstream" research, suggests Hirokazu Yoshikawa.

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Competitive Negotiation

A competitive approach can be useful at certain times, believes Andrea Schneider.

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Compromising vs. Collaborating

Andrea Schneider explains that compromise is not always the best resolution for negotiations.

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Cross-Examining vs. Curiosity

Use active listening skills when asking questions, advises Andrea Schneider.

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Departmental Dynamics

David Klahr describes some common types of department environments.

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Departmental Politics

Kiki D. Chang describes how learning to get along with people is crucial to a successful research career.

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Develop Your Diplomacy Skills

Wayne Drevets talks about departmental politics and other uncomfortable situations.

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Don't Get Into Political Battles

Ruth Chao advises early career researchers to avoid departmental politics and focus on publishing.

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Eating Bitterness

Acknowledging racism is uncomfortable, but necessary, believes Vivian Tseng.

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Establishing Relationships in Your Department

Build connections with your Chair and other faculty, states Joaquin Borrego, Jr.

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Find Somebody to Cry With

Darrell P. Wheeler suggests that locating a confidant is vital for young researchers.

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Grow Beyond Your Limits

Paul A. Pilkonis talks about the value of working well with other people.

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Ladder of Inference

Aligning your question with a specific level of analysis helps you engage in active listening, suggests Andrea Schneider.

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Learn to Say No

Junior faculty of color are often pulled in many directions, says Hirokazu Yoshikawa.

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Q&A

Maximizing Your Academic Career Experience

Kiki D. Chang offers advice on making a life in academia as productive and enjoyable as possible.

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Minority Research is Not a Spin Off

Don't let your research be marginalized, advises Ruth Chao.

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Negotiate in Stages

Take time to process information, states Andrea Schneider.

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Negotiation During Department Transition

Negotiate after rather than during change, suggests David J. Kupfer.

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Serving as a Pipeline

Ethnic minority academicians experience extra burden at times, believes Joaquin Borrego, Jr.

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Take it Year by Year

The idea of tenure can be overwhelming at times, states Stephen M. Quintana.

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Turn the Volume Down

Andrea Schneider identifies solutions to four common listening blocks.

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Unspoken Rules

Vivian Tseng discusses issues of privilege in the workplace.

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When Can I Study My Own Community?

The decision of when and how to focus on research in minority communities is a common struggle, explains Teresa D. LaFromboise.

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Featured

Body Language
Andrea Schneider explains how your body language impacts your conversation and your attitude.


Grow Beyond Your Limits
Paul A. Pilkonis talks about the value of working well with other people.



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