The Family Track: Keeping Your Faculties While You Mentor, Nurture, Teach and Serve

The Family Track: Keeping Your Faculties While You Mentor, Nurture, Teach and Serve

by Constance Coiner
     
 

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At a time when the academy is an ever more demanding arbiter and shaper of the lives of those it employs, The Family Track: Keeping Your Faculties while You Mentor, Nurture, Teach, and Serve discusses the challenges and benefits of balancing a rewarding professional life with the competing needs to nurture children, care for aging parents, and engage in other personal… See more details below

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At a time when the academy is an ever more demanding arbiter and shaper of the lives of those it employs, The Family Track: Keeping Your Faculties while You Mentor, Nurture, Teach, and Serve discusses the challenges and benefits of balancing a rewarding professional life with the competing needs to nurture children, care for aging parents, and engage in other personal relationships. Here academic women and men explore issues that include biological and tenure clocks, child care and eldercare, surrogate parenting of students, and increasing job demands. In telling stories about the quality of their lives, they express their hopes, anxieties, difficulties, and personal strategies for maintaining a delicate but achievable balance.

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Diane P. Freedman & Martha S. Holmes
[The collection's] contributors frankly and movingly convey "the difficulties and benefits of combining a full professional life with caring for [others]"....[T]he book articulates the problems facing academics today and gestures toward their history....[I]ncludes...wrenching tales, enough to make us aware how many different families there are to be tracked.
The Women's Review of Books

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780252066948
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
Publication date:
04/28/1998
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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