A Guide to Surviving a Career in Academia

Author: Emily Lenning
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135146411
Format: PDF
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Navigating an academic career is a complex process – to be successful requires mastering several 'rites of passage.' This comprehensive guide takes academics at all stages of their career through a journey, beginning at graduate school and ending with retirement. A Guide to Surviving a Career in Academia is written from a feminist perspective, and draws on the information offered in workshops conducted at national meetings like the American Society of Criminology and the Society for the Study of Social Problems. Through the course of the book, an expert team of authors guide you through the obstacle course of finding effective mentors during graduate school, finding a job, negotiating a salary, teaching, collaborating with practitioners, successfully publishing, earning tenure and redressing denial and, finally, retirement. This collection is a must read for all academics, but especially women just beginning their careers, who face unique challenges when navigating through these age-old rites of passage.

Managing Your Brand

Author: Julie Still
Publisher: Chandos Publishing
ISBN: 1780634501
Format: PDF, Docs
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Managing Your Brand: Career Management and Personal PR for Librarians sets out guidelines for developing career pathways, including options for career change and the exploration of community service, as an avenue that can provide new opportunities. The text allows librarians at all levels to maximize their talents, providing them with career planning strategies that will facilitate professional development and personal satisfaction. Early chapters provide advice and strategies to readers, with later chapters addressing working relationships, librarianship, scholarship, and other forms of service. Addresses career concerns, but also takes family life into account Explains branding as a way of focusing a career around a few key ideas, while also allowing for growth and shifts in interests Folds in sources from the business and general academic world along with librarianship Sets out simple habits people can cultivate that are helpful in tenure and career development

Teaching Justice

Author: Dr Kristi Holsinger
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409495124
Format: PDF, ePub
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Teaching Justice explores the role that teaching and learning in higher education can play in solving problems of social injustice. Examining a range of approaches to education, it considers the challenges that exist in teaching about justice, drawing on extensive empirical data gathered amongst college lecturers and professors, as well as the author's own experience. With an analysis of the strategies commonly used this book will shed light on the manner in which students can be engaged in activism and concerned with issues of social injustice. By overcoming apathy and engaging students with social problems, education can thus address matters of injustice and begin to effect change. Presenting extensive international research and insightful analyses, Teaching Justice reveals the classroom and the lecture theatre to be important sites in the pursuit of social justice and will appeal to teachers and researchers with interests in social problems, education and educational methods, and criminal justice, as well as community engagement and service learning outside the classroom.

Administrative Passages

Author: Denise Armstrong
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781402052699
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book makes a much needed contribution to what we know about the role and work of the assistant principal. It offers terri c insights into the different challenges one faces after being appointed assistant principal, and it provides readers with a rich array of data regarding the mental, emotional, social, and physical adjustments accompanying one’s transition to this new role. The author refreshingly moves beyond mere description of what assistant prin- pals do as they make their transition to that role, and actually helps us gain a sense of the lived experience of becoming and being an assistant principal. The book gives a realistic picture of the cognitive, social, and emotional con icts and confusions, the daily ups and downs, the fears, frustrations, and highs that are experienced by the men and women undertaking the passage from teaching to administration. This book is distinctive for a number of reasons. It is an empirical study of the role of the assistant principal. There are comparatively few helpful studies, and P- fessor Armstrong’s research adds a solid and much needed addition to that body of work. It focuses on the transition from being a teacher to being an assistant prin- pal, and it reveals much about how the assistant principal’s role transition differs markedly from that of the school principal.

Insights for the Journey

Author: John Lucht
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780942785319
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This remarkably brief book delivers tons of truth about existing, surviving, moving up, achieving leadership, delivering results, reaping rewards ... ultimately finding self-perspective and satisfaction in the world of Senior Management. Only rarely in any decade does a book capture, and bring new insights to, an infinitely broad subject in just a few words. This one does, because it's derived from a wealth of first-hand observation. For over thirty years, John Lucht has been recruiting senior executives from CEO on down, first for six years at Heidrick and Struggles, America's second-largest search firm, and for the past 24 years in his own practice which, for the past ten years, has also included outplacement and executive coaching at the highest levels of management. For ten earlier years he, too, was an executive on the fast track ... acutely aware of the cultural and performance issues that determine progress, rewards, and -- ultimately -- personal satisfaction among executives.

Seasons of a Dean s Life

Author: Walter H. Gmelch
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC.
ISBN: 1579227295
Format: PDF, Docs
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What are the demands of being a dean? What leadership development do deans need as they progress through their academic careers? How are their responsibilities changing? What are institutions looking for in applicants? This book identifies the range of leadership skills required, and illuminates the process of building leadership capacity, by drawing on interviews with over 50 sitting deans, both women and men; on the insights derived from conducting professional development seminars for several hundred deans; and on the authors’ 48 years of collective experience in eight different deanships. The abundant examples and accounts of individual deans’ leadership successes and failures, and the competences they developed along their career paths, give the reader a taste of what the deanship is really like—and how the role changes over time. In the process of gathering their data, and tracing their own and others’, administrative journeys, the authors found similarities in how deans progress as leaders, in the common rites of passage they encounter, and in the evolution of their role. They describe the stages or “seasons” of the deanship, ranging from getting started – the first three years of deanship (springtime), to hitting your stride – years four to seven of deanship (summer), and keeping the fire alive – eight years and beyond of deanship (fall), through to planning to step down and leaving the role (winter). What also emerged from the authors’ research is that most deans come to their positions without leadership training, without prior executive experience, without a clear understanding of the ambiguity of their new role, or its responsibilities. This book fills a void by offering guidance on applying for a deanship, preparing for the role, and purposefully building the needed skills and knowledge. For anyone considering taking on a deanship, this book offers a unique window into the role. For sitting deans, it offers a compass for shaping the trajectory of their careers.

The Egyptian Book of the Dead

Author: Anonymous
Publisher: Charles River Editors via PublishDrive
ISBN: 1632957035
Format: PDF, Kindle
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E.A. Wallis Budge was an English philologist and writer who worked for the British museum.Budge wrote and translated a lot of works on the ancient East after taking multiple trips to Egypt and the Sudan.This edition of The Egyptian Book of the Dead was translated by Budge and includes a table of contents and illustrations from the text.