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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780822308072
  • Publisher: Duke University Press
  • Publication date: 4/10/1988
  • Pages: 287

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition
1 A Taxonomy of Colleges and Universities 3
2 Small Is ... Different 17
3 The Morality of Teaching 29
4 Women in Academia 38
5 Minority Faculty in [Mainstream White] Academia 48
6 On Being a Political Animal in the Academic Zoo 65
7 Fads and Fashions on Campus: Interdisciplinarity and Internationalization 73
8 Free Speech and Academic Freedom 81
9 Anticipating and Avoiding Misperceptions of Harassment 91
10 The Responsible Conduct of Academic Research 104
11 On Getting a Job 115
12 The Job Market: An Overview 128
13 The Tenure System 136
14 Some Tips on Getting Tenure 150
15 Academic Salaries, Benefits, and Taxes 158
16 The Nuts and Bolts of Running a Lecture Course 179
17 Why I Teach by Discussion 187
18 The Classroom Climate: Chilly for Women? 192
19 New Faculty Members and Advising 199
20 The Problems of Special Admission Undergraduates 211
21 Securing Funding from Federal Sources 219
22 New Academics and the Quest for Private Funds 236
23 On Writing Scholarly Articles 249
24 Publishing in Science 263
25 The Scholar and the Art of Publishing 273
26 Effects of the Networked Environment on Publishing and Scholarship 286
27 University Governance and Autonomy: Who Decides What in the University 297
28 The Role of the Department in the Groves of Academe 315
29 The Academic Community 334
Selected Further Readings 341
Contributors 343
Index 345
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