Academic's Handbook

ISBN-10: 0822338742
ISBN-13: 9780822338741
Edition: 3rd 2006
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List price: $26.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publication date: 1/1/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

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

Craufurd D. Goodwin is James B. Duke Professor of Economics Emeritus at Duke University.

Stanley Hauerwas (PhD, Yale University) is chair in theological ethics at the School of Divinity, History, and Philosophy at the University of Aberdeen. He previously taught at Duke University. He is the author of numerous books, including "Cross-Shattered Christ", "A Cross-Shattered Church", "War and the American Difference", and "Matthew" in the Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible.

Preface to the Third Edition
Loving the Academic's Vocation, Institutions and All: A Retrospective Appreciation of the Colloquium on The Academic's Handbook
The Academy and the Academic
Faculty in the Variety of American Colleges and Universities
Small is . . . Different: A Guide for Newcomers to Small Colleges
The Morality of Teaching
Women in Academia (With Updated Afterword)
Minority Faculty in (Mainstream White) Academia
Some Issues in the Academy Today
Fads and Fashions on Campus: Interdisciplinarity and Internationalization
Free Speech and Academic Freedom
Anticipating and Avoiding Misperceptions of Harassment
The Responsible Conduct of Academic Research
Academic Employment
On Getting a Job
The Job Market: An Overview
Off-Track Vetting
The Tenure System
Some Tips on Getting Tenure
Academic Salaries and Benefits, A. Leigh De Neef
Teaching and Advising
The Nuts and Bolts of Running a Lecture Course
Why I Teach by Discussion
New Faculty Members and Advising
Some Thoughts on Faculty Mentoring
Considering the Impact of Technology in Teaching and Learning
Funding Academic Research
Corporate Relations and Foundation Fundraising
Securing Funding from Federal Sources
New Academics and the Quest for Private Funds
Publishing Research
On Writing Scholarly Articles
Publishing in Science
Academic Book Publishing
The Modern Research Library
Academic Communities and Administrations
University Governance and Autonomy: Who Decides What in the University
The Role of the Department in the Groves of Academe
The Academic Community
Selected Further Readings
Contributors
Index

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