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Featured Institution

Abilene Christian University

Abilene, TX 79699
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ACU is a vibrant, innovative, Christ-centered community that engages students in authentic spiritual and intellectual growth, equipping them to make a real difference in the world.

Student Enrollment

4,018

Type

Private not-for-profit

Featured Associations

American Association of University Professors (AAUP)

AAUP is a nonprofit membership association of faculty and other academic professionals. The mission of AAUP is to advance academic freedom and shared governance; to define fundamental professional values and standards; and to promote the economic security of faculty, academic professionals and those engaged in teaching and research.

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National Association of American Veterans (NAAV)

NAAV assists the severely wounded warriors, especially single parent service members, military caregivers, disabled veterans and their families by helping them access their benefits, improving communications and coordination for veterans and collaborating among health agencies, medical professional, organizations, educational organization and the general public.

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Advice & News

August 6, 2019

As graduation ceremonies come to a close, colleges and universities across the country shift to the summer season, but what happens during those three months? It's a time to reflect on the progress made during the past year and to prepare for new students coming to campus who will bring excitement and fresh energy with them. It's a time for new student orientation, summer immersion programs, and transitions among faculty and administrators.

August 5, 2019

No one likes to work for a boss who micro-manages or overloads employees, is uninterested in their professional development, or is challenging in some other way. However, the experience of working for what you might consider a 'bad boss' presents unique and valuable opportunities for professional growth, such as taking initiative and managing up. Experts recommend embracing the experience and using the lessons you learn to advance your career.

July 29, 2019

We leave institutions for many reasons, but a big one is that opportunities for continued advancement are blocked. The path forward is occupied by people who are not likely to leave. However, as we move on to our next position, it is imperative to leave with grace and integrity. Middleton cautions against appearing to be overly excited about departing and being critical of the institution you're leaving and makes recommendations for leaving on good terms.