Faculty in New Jobs: A Guide to Settling In, Becoming Established, and Building Institutional Support

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Mai 1999



Each year, hundreds of academics begin new faculty appointments. Some are just launching new careers, while others are advancing to new campuses. As faculty members and their institutions struggle to ease the passage to a new environment, they are faced with critical questions. What are the challenges of the transition process?And how does that process differ for first-time faculty and seasoned faculty? Drawing on a study conducted by researchers at the National Center on Postsecondary Teaching, Learning, and Assessment, "Faculty in New Jobs" shows how faculty and institutions can work together to ease the transition to a new job and facilitate the process of mastering academic work. Robert Menges and his associates offer practical, real-world advice covering all phases of the faculty career--from the difficult early process of settling in, to becoming socially and academically established, to ultimately building the institutional supports necessary for a successful career.The authors provide newcomers with valuable strategies for adapting to campus culture, building professional relationships, establishing a teaching style, and successfully juggling the diverse responsibilities of the faculty role. They also explain what institutions can do to select, support, and evaluate faculty more effectively. They describe the institutional climate that supports effective faculty transitions into and out of academia. They discuss what administrators can do to help faculty better understand and participate in the institutional culture, while also challenging and changing it in positive ways.


1. Becoming a Newcomer - Sarah M. Dinham; Part I: Settling In; 2. Dilemmas of Newly Hired Faculty - Robert J. Menges; 3. New Faculty Talk about Stress - Sarah M. Dinham; 4. Experiences of Women, Experiences of Men - Lois Calian Trautvetter; 5. Perspectives on Faculty of Color - Mia Alexander-Snow - Barbara J. Johnson; 6. Mentoring and Collegiality - Rita K. Bode; Part II: Getting Established; 7. Learning What Students Understand, - Firing Lenze, Sarah M. Dinham; 8. Seeking and Using Feedback - Robert J. Menges; 9. Feeling in Control - Raymond P. Perry, Verena H. Menec, C. Ward Struthers; 10. Faculty Well-Being and Vitality - Charles J. Walker, Natalie M. Hale; Part III: Building Institutional Supports; 11. How Disciplinary Consensus Affects Faculty - John M. Braxton, Joseph B. Berger; 12. Establishing a Teaching Development Culture - Jennifer Woods Quinn; 13. Learning from Leavers - Shoshanah Bechhofer, Brian T. Barnhart; 14. Accountability for Faculty Welfare - Lisa Firing Lenze.


ROBERT J. MENGES was professor of education and social policy at Northwestern University, where he also headed the Center for the Teaching Professions.


"Perhaps the single most important book a new educator seeking to succeed in his or her chosen profession could read. Faculty in New Jobs is a highly recommAnded addition to any personal, teacher college, or university library career reference collection for educators, especially those who seek tenure or administrative advance with their school." --Wisconsin Bookwatch
EAN: 9780787938789
ISBN: 0787938785
Untertitel: 'Jossey-Bass Higher and Adult E'. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Mai 1999
Seitenanzahl: 368 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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