The Academic’s Handbook

The Academic’s Handbook

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This new, revised, and expanded edition of the popular Academica€™s Handbook is an essential guide for those planning or beginning an academic career. Faculty members, administrators, and professionals with experience at all levels of higher education offer candid, practical advice to help beginning academics understand matters including: a€” The different kinds of institutions of higher learning and expectations of faculty at each. a€” The advantages and disadvantages of teaching at four-year colleges instead of research universities. a€” The ins and outs of the job market. a€” Alternatives to tenure-track, research-oriented positions. a€” Salary and benefits. a€” The tenure system. a€” Pedagogy in both large lecture courses and small, discussion-based seminars. a€” The difficulties facing women and minorities within academia. a€” Corporations, foundations, and the federal government as potential sources of research funds. a€” The challenges of faculty mentoring. a€” The impact of technology on contemporary teaching and learning. a€” Different types of publishers and the publishing process at university presses. a€” The modern research library. a€” The structure of university governance. a€” The role of departments within the university. With the inclusion of eight new chapters, this edition of The Academica€™s Handbook is designed to ease the transition from graduate school to a well-rounded and rewarding career. Contributors. Judith K. Argon, Louis J. Budd, Ronald R. Butters, Norman L. Christensen, Joel Colton, Paul L. Conway, John G. Cross, Fred E. Crossland, Cathy N. Davidson, A. Leigh DeNeef, Beth A. Eastlick, Matthew W. Finkin, Jerry G. Gaff, Edie N. Goldenberg, Craufurd D. Goodwin, Stanley M. Hauerwas, Deborah L. Jakubs, L. Gregory Jones, Nellie Y. McKay, Patrick M. Murphy, Elizabeth Studley Nathans, A. Kenneth Pye, Zachary B. Robbins, Anne Firor Scott, Sudhir Shetty, Samuel Schuman, Philip Stewart, Boyd R. Strain, Emily Toth, P. Aarne Vesilind, Judith S. White, Henry M. Wilbur, Ken WissokerA novelty that is stirring a college campus in, say, Seattle, Washington, is very likely today to be active in Florida as well (just check the home ... Sometimes the novelty is based on intellectual ferment (for example, application of the concept of postmodernism to conventional ... In this essay, I will demonstrate that point by exploring the nature and consequences of two waves of innovation still breaking overanbsp;...

Title:The Academic’s Handbook
Author: A. Leigh DeNeef, Craufurd D. Goodwin
Publisher:Duke University Press - 2007-01

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