Chronicle Essays

"Doing Academic Time" Chronicle of Higher Education Feb. 2013.

"The Distress of Program Cuts." Chronicle of Higher Education 17 Jan. 2013.

"In Defense of Idiocy." Chronicle of Higher Education 27 Nov. 2012.
Reprinted in Chronicle of Higher Education special Careers Issue Jan 2013.

Campuses Under Fire.Chronicle of Higher Education 13 Jun. 2012.
Reprinted in Chronicle of Higher Education 17 Dec. 2012.

Our Ever-Shifting Jargon.Chronicle of Higher Education 26 Apr. 2012.

Standing Out From the Crowd.Chronicle of Higher Education 15 Mar. 2012.

How Not to Reform Humanities Scholarship.Chronicle of Higher Education 9 Feb. 2012.

Yes, Big Brother Is Watching.Chronicle of Higher Education 12 Jan. 2012.

How Not to Measure Faculty Productivity.“ Chronicle of Higher Education 7 Dec. 2011.

Avoiding the Hunker-Down Strategy.Chronicle of Higher Education 9 Nov. 2011.

Safety First.Chronicle of Higher Education 7 Oct. 2011.

If Only I Knew Then. . .Chronicle of Higher Education 9 Aug. 2011.

Investigate Me—Please!Chronicle of Higher Education 7 June 2011.

If Universities Were Democracies.Chronicle of Higher Education 20 Apr. 2011.

When to Dissolve a Faculty Senate.Chronicle of Higher Education 22 Mar. 2011.

Carnegie Matters.Chronicle of Higher Education 22 Feb. 2011.

To Party, or Not to Party.Chronicle of Higher Education 3 Jan. 2011.

Why Universities are Streamlining Their Curricula.Chronicle of Higher Education
2 Dec. 2010.

How We Value Faculty Work.Chronicle of Higher Education 17 Oct. 2010.

Why Universities Reorganize.Chronicle of Higher Education 16 Aug. 2010.
Reprinted in The Misir Post, University of Guyana (Georgetown, Guyana, South America).

How to Run a Meeting.Chronicle of Higher Education 13 July 2010.

Commencement Matters.Chronicle of Higher Education 7 June 2010.

Should We Ditch Football?Chronicle of Higher Education 5 May 2010.
Reprinted in Sports Law.

The Academic Job Search and the Internet.Chronicle of Higher Education 29 Mar. 2010.

Holding Ourselves Accountable.Chronicle of Higher Education 23 Feb. 2010.

It Is Who You Know, And Who Knows You.Chronicle of Higher Education 19 Jan. 2010.

A Guide to Joining the Dark Side.Chronicle of Higher Education 8 Jan 2010.
Reprinted version of “How to Join the Dark Side.Chronicle of Higher Education 13 May 2009.

The Limits of Academic Freedom.Chronicle of Higher Education 9 Dec. 2009.

Fight Your Own Battles.Chronicle of Higher Education 2 Nov. 2009.

The Unkindest Cut of All. Chronicle of Higher Education 5 Oct. 2009.

Growing Pains.Chronicle of Higher Education 22 Aug. 2009.

Exactly What Is ‘Shared Governance?’Chronicle of Higher Education 23 Jul. 2009.

The Burden of Confidentiality.Chronicle of Higher Education 16 Jun. 2009.

How to Join the Dark Side.Chronicle of Higher Education 13 May 2009.
Reprinted as “A Guide to Joining the Dark Side.Chronicle of Higher Education 8 Jan 2010.

Why Rules Matter.Chronicle of Higher Education 7 Apr. 2009.

We Can’t Do That Here.Chronicle of Higher Education 6 Mar. 2009.

The Proper Way to Court. Chronicle of Higher Education 22 Jan. 2009.

E-mails Are Forever.Chronicle of Higher Education 15 Dec. 2008.
Reprinted in Solutions for Life Technology Forum 5 Jan. 2009
Reprinted in MSCA Perspective Mar./Apr. 2009

Creating a Culture of Mutual Respect.Chronicle of Higher Education 12 Nov. 2008.

Avoiding Academe’s Ax Murderers.Chronicle of Higher Education 15 Oct. 2008.

What Deans Expect of Department Heads.Chronicle of Higher Education 17 Sept. 2008.
Reprinted in Feedback, a journal of the Broadcast Education Association 8 Jan. 2009.  

Keep Your Emeriti Close.Chronicle of Higher Education 19 Aug. 2008.

How Not to Evaluate Your Department Head.Chronicle of Higher Education 18 Jul. 2008.
Reprinted in EducarChile (“The Forum on Chilean Education”) 6 Jan. 2009.

Certifying Online Research.Chronicle of Higher Education 6 Jun. 2008.

I’m Your Millstone.Chronicle of Higher Education 22 Apr. 2008.

The Importance of External Boards.Chronicle of Higher Education 22 Feb. 2008.

Resist the Rush to Judgment in Disputes.Chronicle of Higher Education 18 Jan. 2008.

How to Get What You Want in Academe.Chronicle of Higher Education 4 Dec. 2007.

The Ethics of Technology.Chronicle of Higher Education 19 Oct. 2007.

The Delicate Art of Rejection.Chronicle of Higher Education 20 Sept. 2007.

The Cost of Doing Business. Chronicle of Higher Education 10 Aug. 2007.

Let’s Just Do Our Jobs.Chronicle of Higher Education 10 July 2007.

Don’t Just Search, Recruit. Chronicle of Higher Education 25 May 2007.
Reprinted in College Athletic Clips 27 May 2007.

But She Was Our Top Choice. Chronicle of Higher Education 12 Apr. 2007.

A Creature of Our Own Making. Chronicle of Higher Education 23 Mar. 2007.

That’s ‘Your’ Opinion. Chronicle of Higher Education 13 Feb. 2007.
Reprinted as “Opinion Trounces Fact” in The Australian (Australia’s national newspaper)
28 Mar. 2007.

The Administrator as Magician.Chronicle of Higher Education 11 Jan. 2007.

The Importance of Protocol.Chronicle of Higher Education 31 Oct. 2006.

We Really Like You.Chronicle of Higher Education 20 Sept. 2006.

 “Why Settle for Second Best? Chronicle of Higher Education 25 July 2006.

Praising You as We Should.Chronicle of Higher Education 2 June 2006.

Can You Spare a Dime?Chronicle of Higher Education 2 May 2006.

A Culture of Openness.Chronicle of Higher Education 31 Mar. 2006.

What Conspiracy?Chronicle of Higher Education 21 Feb. 2006.
Reprinted in Workplace Blog: A Journal for Academic Labor 21 Feb. 2006.