Paths to the Professoriate: Strategies for Enriching the Preparation of Future Faculty

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"The next generation of college and university faculty members will face many new challenges and opportunities–from enhancing teaching and learning among an increasingly diverse student population, to utilizing new teaching and learning technologies for preparing students to pursue rapidly evolving career options on domestic and global scales. This volume addresses these challenges and provides insights into what the nation’s graduate schools must do in order to prepare this new faculty for a new generation."
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"The next generation of college and university faculty members will face many new challenges and opportunities–from enhancing teaching and learning among an increasingly diverse student population, to utilizing new teaching and learning technologies for preparing students to pursue rapidly evolving career options on domestic and global scales. This volume addresses these challenges and provides insights into what the nation’s graduate schools must do in order to prepare this new faculty for a new generation."
–Orlando L. Taylor, vice provost for research, and dean, Graduate School, Howard University

"Exceptionally stimulating and comprehensive, Paths to the Professoriate offers a synthesis of research findings on the graduate student experience and provides vivid examples of a number of models of good practice in graduate education."
–Mary Deane Sorcinelli, associate provost and director, Center for Teaching, University of Massachusetts—Amherst

"By highlighting key findings from significant national studies and describing innovative strategies that are improving doctoral education, this book is an indispensable tool for current and future faculty members."
–Anika E. Sandy-Hanson, past president, National Association of Graduate-Professional Students

"The foundation of research-driven evidence coupled with practical experiences provides the tools we need to change graduate education to better fit with the needs of hiring institutions and the new Ph.D.’s who will work there."
–Caral B. Howery, deputy executive officer, American Sociological Association

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“The next generation of college and university faculty members will face many new challenges and opportunities—from enhancing teaching and learning among an increasingly diverse student population, to utilizing new teaching and learning technologies for preparing students to pursue rapidly evolving career options on domestic and global scales. This volume addresses these challenges and provides insights into what the nation’s graduate schools must do in order to prepare this new faculty for a new generation.”
—Orlando L. Taylor, vice provost for research and dean, graduate school, Howard University

“Exceptionally simulating and comprehensive, Paths to the Professoriate offers a synthesis of research findings on the graduate student experience and provides vivid examples of a number of models of good practice in graduate education. Wulff, Austin and their colleagues offers a resource that beautifully distills what is known and what needs to be done to ensure that the next generation of faculty is well prepared. I hope and assume that it will have a wide readership among scholars, teachers, and administrators. This extraordinary compendium of information and perspectives is sure to illuminate future research, practice, and policy.”
—Mary Deane Sorcinelli, associate provost and director, Center for Teaching, University of Massachusetts Amherst

“By highlighting key findings from significant national studies and describing innovative strategies that are improving doctoral education, this book is an indispensable tool for current and future faculty members. The volume addresses the great national need for preparing professors who are highly qualified and motivated to fulfill all aspects of their faculty roles.”
—Anika E. Sandy-Hanson, past president, National Association of Graduate-Professional Students

“Many higher education and campus leaders value preparing graduate students for faculty roles; this book is the guidebook to enact that commitment. The foundation of research-driven evidence coupled with practical experiences provides the tools we need to change graduate education to better fit with the needs of hiring institutions, and the new Ph.D.’s who will work there.”
—Caral B. Howery, deputy executive officer, American Sociological Association

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Donald H. Wulff is director of the Center for Instructional Development and Research and assistant dean in the graduate school at the University of Washington. He is past president of the Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education (POD).
Ann E. Austin is professor of higher education, adult, and lifelong education at Michigan State University. She was identified as one of forty Young Leaders of the Academy by Change magazine and is a recent past-president of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE).

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"The next generation of college and university faculty members will face many new challenges and opportunities—from enhancing teaching and learning among an increasingly diverse student population, to utilizing new teaching and learning technologies for preparing students to pursue rapidly evolving career options on domestic and global scales. This volume addresses these challenges and provides insights into what the nation's graduate schools must do in order to prepare this new faculty for a new generation."
—Orlando L. Taylor, vice provost for research, and dean, Graduate School, Howard University

"Exceptionally stimulating and comprehensive, Paths to the Professoriate offers a synthesis of research findings on the graduate student experience and provides vivid examples of a number of models of good practice in graduate education."
—Mary Deane Sorcinelli, associate provost and director, Center for Teaching, University of Massachusetts—Amherst

"By highlighting key findings from significant national studies and describing innovative strategies that are improving doctoral education, this book is an indispensable tool for current and future faculty members."
—Anika E. Sandy-Hanson, past president, National Association of Graduate-Professional Students

"The foundation of research-driven evidence coupled with practical experiences provides the tools we need to change graduate education to better fit with the needs of hiring institutions and the new Ph.D.'s who will work there."
—Caral B. Howery, deputy executive officer, American Sociological Association

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Table of Contents

Preface.

About the Authors.

Part One: Introduction.

1. The Challenge to Prepare the Next Generation of Faculty (Ann E. Austin, Donald H. Wulff).

Part Two: The Research.

2. The Survey of Doctoral Education and Career Preparation: The Importance of Disciplinary Contexts (Chris M. Golde, Timothy M. Dore).

3. The Development of Graduate Students as Teaching Scholars: A Four-Year Longitudinal Study (Donald H. Wulff, Ann E. Austin, Jody D. Nyquist, Jo Sprague).

4. The 2000 National Doctoral Program Survey: An On-Line Study of Students’ Voices (Adam P. Fagen, Kimberly M. Suedkamp Wells).

5. Theories and Strategies of Academic Career Socialization: Improving Paths to the Professoriate for Black Graduate Students (James Soto Antony, Edward Taylor).

6. Research on the Structure and Process of Graduate Education: Retaining Students (Barbara E. Lovitts).

7. “So You Want to Become a Professor!”: Lessons from the PhDs—Ten Years Later Study (Maresi Nerad, Rebecca Aanerud, Joseph Cerny).

Part Three: Strategies for Reform.

8. The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: Contributing to Reform in Graduate Education (Pat Hutchings, Susan E. Clarke).

9. Preparing Future Faculty: Changing the Culture of Doctoral Education (Anne S. Pruitt-Logan, Jerry G. Gaff).

10. Re-envisioning the Ph.D.: A Challenge for the Twenty-First Century (Jody D. Nyquist, Bettina J. Woodford,).

Diane L. Rogers

11. Toward a Responsive Ph.D.: New Partnerships, Paradigms, Practices, and People (Robert Weisbuch).

12. The Carnegie Initiative on the Doctorate: Creating Stewards of the Discipline (George E. Walker).

13. Michigan State University’s Conflict Resolution Program: Setting Expectations and Resolving Conflicts (Karen L. Klomparens, John P. Beck).

Part Four: Synthesis, Lessons, and Future Directions.

14. Future Directions: Strategies to Enhance Paths to the Professoriate (Donald H. Wulff, Ann E. Austin).

Index.

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