The New Professor's Handbook

The New Professor's Handbook

by Bakari Akil Ii, Ph. D.

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After I received my Ph.D. in 2007 I began writing a series of advice books for undergraduates, graduate students and teaching professionals. The first, "25 tips for the Budding Ph.D.", dealt with what type of mindset you need to thrive in a doctoral program. I also provided a number of strategies and tactics a person could use to optimize their experience.

I then wrote, "The Teaching Assistant’s Bible: A Guide for Graduate Students, Adjuncts and College Instructors." I know that many graduate students do not receive proper, if any, training before they are thrown into the lion’s den of the college and university classroom and without proper guidance it could be a terrible experience.

The "New Professor's Handbook" is for aspiring and new professors. I wrote this book because I didn’t have anyone share with me what it was like to be a new professor. I didn’t know what to take advantage of, what to look out for and what to avoid at all costs. If I would have had someone be ‘frank’ with me I could have enjoyed the experience a lot more and avoided a lot of pitfalls.

It always helps to have someone give you a friendly ‘heads up’ and this is what this book is.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940011999192
Publisher: Academic Group Publishing
Publication date: 12/17/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 355 KB

About the Author

Bakari Akil II holds a Ph.D. in Mass Communication from Florida State University. He is currently an Assistant Professor and has taught and counseled hundreds of people over the years in areas related to graduate education, mass media and how to be more effective communicators.

He also writes for Psychology Today and his blog, Communication Central.

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DrWillis More than 1 year ago
I started out as a new professor this fall and I was essentially clueless. I didn't teach my own classes when I was a graduate student. I only worked as a TA for two different professors in my first year. So when I was hired at my college I had to fake my way through everything. This book would have helped me immensely. The author left no stone unturned and I appreciate the bonus chapters that he included from his book, "The Teaching Assistant's Bible." Although I have one semester under my belt there are a lot of tips in here that I am going to implement in my next semester. It felt like he was talking directly to me. It was as if I had a friend letting me know the ins and outs of being a professor.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago