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2019 Ideas on Fire client books - Stack of books with yellow heart. Text reads: A big CONGRATS to all our clients who published books this year! You rock!!
December 3, 2019

Congrats to IoF Clients Who Published Books in 2019!

A big CONGRATS to all of our clients who published books this year! You rock!! 1. Ronak Kapadia, Insurgent Aesthetics: Security and the Queer Life of the Forever War (Duke University Press) 2. Frances Richard,… Continue Reading

Managing the End-of-Term Crunch with Energy to Spare - Stack of folders and papers
November 18, 2019

Managing the End-of-Term Crunch with Energy to Spare

The end of the semester is always a crush of meetings, frantic students, grading, deadlines, and all the stuff that got pushed to the last minute. It can be overwhelming and the stress can do… Continue Reading

How to Say No and Yes to Academic Service Requests - Wooden blocks forming arrows and a diverging path, implying decision-making
October 21, 2019

How to Say No and Yes to Academic Service Requests

Academic service requirements are often unspoken and it's hard to know when and how to say no. This is especially true if you are new, contingent, or just starting the tenure track. Some people advise… Continue Reading

How to Clean and Organize Your Computer Desktop - Multicolored blocks with computer app icons, resting on a laptop keyboard
October 15, 2019

How to Clean and Organize Your Computer Desktop

A perpetually cluttered office can be a major source of stress, and digital clutter can have a similar effect. Your computer desktop is one of the first spaces you interact with when your work begins… Continue Reading

Peer Review Week 2019. Theme: Quality in Peer Review. September 16–20, 2019
September 17, 2019

Happy Peer Review Week 2019!

Happy Peer Review Week 2019! Today we kick off this annual celebration of the vital role peer reviews plays in scholarly knowledge production. As academic editors and indexers, the Ideas on Fire team knows how… Continue Reading

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September 16, 2019

Tips for Teaching toward Inclusive Excellence

The phrase "inclusive excellence" is gaining purchase in academic settings, but what does it mean? Inclusive excellence asks us to make our classrooms welcoming spaces for all students where we can learn from diverse perspectives… Continue Reading

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