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What They Didn't Teach You in Graduate School: 299 Helpful Hints for Success in Your Academic Career

What They Didn't Teach You in Graduate School: 299 Helpful Hints for Success in Your Academic Career

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This irreverent, but serious, guide to what life in higher education institutions is really like, now enhanced by 100 new tips • Invaluable advice that ranges from getting your Ph.D. to setting the course of your academic career
Just landed your first faculty position? Close to getting your Ph.D., and planning a career in academe? What will academic life be like? How do you discover its tacit rules and develop the habits and networks needed for success? What issues will you encounter if you're a person of color, or a woman? How is higher education changing?
Paul Gray and David E. Drew share their combined experience of many years as faculty and (recovering) administrators to offer even more insider advice-the kind that's rarely taught or even talked about in graduate school - to help you succeed.
The 100 new hints expand sections on the dissertation process, job hunting, life in the classroom and on dealing with students, as well as on matters that affect readers' careers, such as research, publication, and tenure. The book concludes with a tongue-in-cheek appendix on How to Become a Millionaire while an academic.
Already have the first edition? Give it to someone less fortunate than you, and take advantage of the new advice you will find in these pages. Too penurious to buy this book? Persuade a family member or friend to get it as a gift.


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ISBN-13: 9781579226466
Publisher: Stylus Publishing
Publication date: 03/27/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

Paul Gray was Professor Emeritus and Founding Chair of Information Science at Claremont Graduate University. He specialized in information systems, particularly decision support systems, knowledge management, data warehousing and electronic commerce.

David E. Drew holds the Joseph B. Platt Chair and previously served as dean of the CGU School of Educational Studies. He is a sociologist who applies quantitative and qualitative techniques, especially multivariate models, in studying the effectiveness of organizations.

Laurie Richlin

Steadman Upham is president of The University of Tulsa. Among former positions, he was vice provost for research and dean of the graduate school, as well as professor of anthropology, at the University of Oregon; and chairman of the Board of Directors of the Council of Graduate Schools.

Matthew Henry Hall is a cartoonist whose work appears in Readers Digest, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Adjunct Advocate, and many other publications, including the the "Teachable Moments" column of Inside Higher Ed.

Table of Contents

Foreword 1 to the First Edition by Laurie Richlin
Foreword 2 to the First Edition by Steadman Upham
Introduction

CHAPTER ONE: BASIC CONCEPTS

CHAPTER TWO: THE PhD

CHAPTER THREE: THE DISSERTATION

CHAPTER FOUR: JOB HUNTING

CHAPTER FIVE: TEACHING

CHAPTER SIX: RESEARCH

CHAPTER SEVEN: TENURE

CHAPTER EIGHT: ACADEMIC RANK

CHAPTER NINE: YOUR FINANCIAL LIFE AS AN ACADEMIC

CHAPTER TEN: LIFE AS AN ACADEMIC

CHAPTER ELEVEN: DIVERSITY

CHAPTER TWELVE: ON WRITING

CHAPTER THIRTEEN: ON PUBLISHING

CHAPTER FOURTEEN: PERSONAL CONSIDERATIONS

CHAPTER FIFTEEN: FINAL THOUGHTS

CHAPTER SIXTEEN:CONCLUSION AND ENVOI

APPENDICES
APPENDIX A:MECHANICS OF THE DISSERTATION
APPENDIX B: OUTSIDE INCOME
APPENDIX C:HOW TO BECOME A MILLIONAIRE
APPENDIX D: WRITING HINTS
APPENDIX E: YOUR HEALTH

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