The Academic's Handbook

The Academic's Handbook

By: Craufurd D. Goodwin (editor), Leigh DeNeef (editor)Hardback

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This new, revised, and expanded edition of the popular Academic'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: - The different kinds of institutions of higher learning and expectations of faculty at each. - The advantages and disadvantages of teaching at four-year colleges instead of research universities. - The ins and outs of the job market. - Alternatives to tenure-track, research-oriented positions. - Salary and benefits. - The tenure system. - Pedagogy in both large lecture courses and small, discussion-based seminars. - The difficulties facing women and minorities within academia. - Corporations, foundations, and the federal government as potential sources of research funds. - The challenges of faculty mentoring. - The impact of technology on contemporary teaching and learning. - Different types of publishers and the publishing process at university presses. - The modern research library. - The structure of university governance. - The role of departments within the university. With the inclusion of eight new chapters, this edition of The Academic'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 Wissoker

About Author

A. Leigh DeNeef is Professor of English at Duke University. He was Associate Dean of the Graduate School at Duke for more than twenty years. Craufurd D. Goodwin is the James B. Duke Professor of Economics at Duke University, where he has served as Vice Provost, Dean of the Graduate School, and Acting Chair of the Economics Department.


Preface to the Third Edition vii 1. Loving the Academic's Vocation, Institutions and All: A Retrospective Appreciation of the Colloquium on The Academic's Handbook / L. Gregory Jones 1 Part I. The Academy and the Academic 2. Faculty in the Variety of American Colleges and Universities / Jerry G. Graff 11 3. Small is . . . Different: A Guide for Newcomers to Small Colleges / Samuel Schuman 22 4. The Morality of Teaching / Stanley Hauwerwas 38 5. Women in Academia (With Updated Afterword) / Emily Toth 47 6. Minority Faculty in (Mainstream White) Academia / Nellie Y. McKay 62 Part II. Some Issues in the Academy Today 7. Fads and Fashions on Campus: Interdisciplinarity and Internationalization / Craufurd D. Goodwin 79 8. Free Speech and Academic Freedom / Ronald R. Butters 87 9. Anticipating and Avoiding Misperceptions of Harassment 98 10. The Responsible Conduct of Academic Research / P. Aarne Vesilind 112 Part III. Academic Employment 11. On Getting a Job / Henry M. Wilbur 123 12. The Job Market: An Overview / Sudhir Shetty 136 13. Off-Track Vetting / John G. Cross and Edie N. Goldenberg 144 14. The Tenure System / Matthew W. Finkin 155 15. Some Tips on Getting Tenure / Craufurd D. Goodwin 168 16. Academic Salaries and Benefits / A. Leigh DeNeef 176 Part IV. Teaching and Advising 17. The Nuts and Bolts of Running a Lecture Course / Norman L. Christensen 203 18. Why I Teach by Discussion / Anne Firor Scott 212 19. New Faculty Members and Advising / Elizabeth Studley Nathans 217 20. Some Thoughts on Faculty Mentoring / A. Leigh DeNeef 229 21. Considering the Impact of Technology in Teaching and Learning / Patrick M. Murphy 236 Part V. Funding Academic Research 22. Corporate Relations and Foundation Fundraising / Beth A. Eastlick and Zachary B. Robbins 251 23. Securing Funding from Federal Sources / Judith K. Argon 260 24. New Academics and the Quest for Private Funds / Fred E. Crossland 278 Part VI. Publishing Research 25. On Writing Scholarly Articles / Louis J. Budd 291 26. Publishing in Science / Boyd R. Strain 306 27. Academic Book Publishing / Cathy N. Davidson and Ken Wissoker 315 28. The Modern Research Library / Deborah L. Jakubs and Paul L. Conway 334 Part VII. Academic Communities and Administrations 29. University Governance and Autonomy: Who Decides What in the University / A. Kenneth Pye 349 30. The Role of the Department in the Groves of Academe / Joel Colton 367 31. The Academic Community / Philip Stewart 387 Selected Further Readings 395 Contributors 399 Index 403

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  • ISBN13: 9780822338833
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 416
  • ID: 9780822338833
  • ISBN10: 0822338831

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