A Brief Guide to Successful Negotiation in Academia

March 04, 2019

The process of negotiation can be challenging for many especially in academia. When people seek my advice for putting a start-up package together they generally start by saying they do not want to appear too greedy.  (1) Forget greed, it is all about need. Negotiating for a start-up package is about asking for what is essential in order for you to be successful at what you are being hired to do.  Ask for the maximum of what you need.  It is not about trying to game a system to get the maximum you can or figuring out the maximum you can ask for and not appear greedy.

#MeToo Immunity - "Time's Up" for Politics?

October 08, 2018
#MeToo and Time's Up movements as agents of change in many industries and the challenges they face in politics. By: Kate Blumenthal

Serena Williams and Jocelyn Bell Burnell

September 24, 2018
Dr. Deb Niemeier compares the change and renewal Serena Williams and Jocelyn Bell Burnell have brought to their fields women.

How to Find the Right Advocate

September 04, 2018
Linda Katehi outlines 3 important qualities to keep in mind when searching for an advocate.

Five Truths and Lies about Mentors

August 27, 2018
Linda Katehi outlines the 5 truths and lies about a mentor-mentee relationship.

Things We Do Well

August 06, 2018
Deb Niemeier and Elizabeth Honig share the impact scientists and engineers have on large social systems.


July 23, 2018
Deb Niemeier discusses how a decrease in state investment in higher education impacts students.

The Unknown Future of the Supreme Court

July 09, 2018
Linda Katehi reflects on the Women's March on Washington and Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement.