On Your Way Out: Succession Planning Suggestions for Chairs

LEAP Chairs’ Lunch December 3, 2009

The approach here is an alternative to “the keys are in the mailbox, good luck” approach to Chair succession.
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Keeping your manuscript in the Queue: The journal peer review process from a reviewer’s point of view

Notes from Organizational Communication Mini-Conference 2009

Let me start with a story. When I was in graduate school, there was not as much of an expectation to publish while you were completing your degree. Nevertheless, mentors in my program encouraged me to craft a manuscript from my M.A. thesis and submit it for review. So I did. To Quarterly Journal of Speech. It was the first manuscript I had ever submitted. And I submitted it to one of the toughest journals to get into. Not surprisingly—at least in retrospect—it was rejected. [Read more…]

The Professional Plan

By Michele H. Jackson. Nuevo Día 2004 Presentation

(Available in pdf format)

The Professional Plan

“Professional planning” is a phrase I settled upon as representing the process of setting out the professional activities for the intentionally-vague period between now and a number of years into the future. For many of you, “now” means either the last years of your graduate program, or the first years of your first position. And the only distinct landmark in “the future” is contract review, promotion, and/or tenure. Talking about a “professional plan” is a way of turning that planning into something explicit and concrete.
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