The Academic's Handbook / Edition 3

The Academic's Handbook / Edition 3

by A. Leigh DeNeef
     
 

Most new Ph.D’s emerge from the nation’s graduate schools with little knowledge about how colleges and universities operate; this collection is an essential guide for those planning or beginning an academic career.See more details below

Overview

Most new Ph.D’s emerge from the nation’s graduate schools with little knowledge about how colleges and universities operate; this collection is an essential guide for those planning or beginning an academic career.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822338741
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
01/28/2007
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition
1A Taxonomy of Colleges and Universities3
2Small Is ... Different17
3The Morality of Teaching29
4Women in Academia38
5Minority Faculty in [Mainstream White] Academia48
6On Being a Political Animal in the Academic Zoo65
7Fads and Fashions on Campus: Interdisciplinarity and Internationalization73
8Free Speech and Academic Freedom81
9Anticipating and Avoiding Misperceptions of Harassment91
10The Responsible Conduct of Academic Research104
11On Getting a Job115
12The Job Market: An Overview128
13The Tenure System136
14Some Tips on Getting Tenure150
15Academic Salaries, Benefits, and Taxes158
16The Nuts and Bolts of Running a Lecture Course179
17Why I Teach by Discussion187
18The Classroom Climate: Chilly for Women?192
19New Faculty Members and Advising199
20The Problems of Special Admission Undergraduates211
21Securing Funding from Federal Sources219
22New Academics and the Quest for Private Funds236
23On Writing Scholarly Articles249
24Publishing in Science263
25The Scholar and the Art of Publishing273
26Effects of the Networked Environment on Publishing and Scholarship286
27University Governance and Autonomy: Who Decides What in the University297
28The Role of the Department in the Groves of Academe315
29The Academic Community334
Selected Further Readings341
Contributors343
Index345

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