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What Is an Endowed Chair (or Professorship)?

An endowed chair (or professorship) is a faculty position that is privately funded by an endowment. Here’s how it works: the endowment is a donation that remains locked. The interest from the grant gives the school money to operate on, ensuring sustainable financial support. The endowment usually covers the professor’s salary, research, travel stipends, and …

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How Can the Dean of Students Help Me?

The dean of students is in charge of student life. He is an excellent ally for college students with financial or psychological problems! The dean of students can help you with the admission process, housing, health services, and institution policies. Keep reading, and you’ll find out when it is appropriate to call the dean of …

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Who Gets on the Dean’s List? And Does It Matter?

Did you know that the Dean’s list is one of the most sought-after academic awards? That’s right! It is a very exclusive distinction: only the top 1-5% of college students get on the Dean’s list! So you want to know what it takes to get on this prestigious list? Keep reading and you’ll find out: …

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Professor Rankings: The Key Differences

Here’s the deal: academic ranks are complicated. For those who are thinking of joining academia through a master’s degree or a doctoral program, professors rankings can be downright confusing. To help lessen this confusion, we will reveal the different types of professors (and what makes each position unique). Academic ranks: an overview The following table …

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Email Etiquette: How to Write to Your Professors

The way you communicate with your professors is critical. If you come off as harsh, clueless, or irresponsible, it will affect how your professor responds. So, what is the email etiquette when writing to your professors? Here’s what you need to know: How to address your professors correctly How to format your email How to …

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The Differences Between Assistant, Associate, and Full Professors

Did you know that some professors can’t be fired at all? That’s right; professors who got tenured can’t lose their job because of their unpopular positions. Tenure means academic freedom! However, not all professors are tenured. That’s the key difference between assistant, associate, and full professors: Assistant professors are entry-level professors and are on the tenure …

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What Makes a Professor Distinguished?

The title of “distinguished professor” is given to top tenured professors to recognize their outstanding academic contributions. This designation is highly honorific and very exclusive. Distinguish professorship usually comes with significant benefits, such as: A higher salary: as explained on our page about professor salaries, distinguished professors earn twice as much as full professors (on average). …

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Professor Emeritus: Here’s What It Really Mean

Did you know that some professors can’t be fired? That’s what universities call “tenure.” Tenure grants a professor permanent employment. It was set in place to give high-achieving professors complete academic freedom. In fact, once tenured, professors are protected from being fired over political motives. Once they retire, tenured professors are usually given the honorary …

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Professor Salaries: By Academic Rank, Major, and State

A lot of students say that university professors are overpaid. But what are the facts? It’s true that some college professors earn up to $200,000 a year. However, there is a significant discrepancy between the highest and the lowest earners! So let’s break it down by the most critical factors: academic rank, major, and states. …

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5 Simple Ways to Get Free College Textbooks

Did you know that you can get textbooks without spending a single dime? That’s right: you can find openly licensed textbooks online or get a free copy from your college. Let me show you how it works. Get free college textbooks online I know that some of you will have a difficult time doing the …

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