Scholarship Unbound

Author: Kerry Ann O'Meara
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131784968X
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Examining a number of academic institutions, this book highlights how they have broadened their promotion policies in order to weigh faculty professional service equally with scholarship.

The Rise and Fall of Fu Ren University Beijing

Author: John S. Chen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135935211
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This new book tells the story of the rise and fall of Fu Ren University (1925-1952) and provides an analysis of a key Catholic higher education institution in China.

Campus Compact s Introduction to service learning toolkit

Author: Campus Compact
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ISBN: 9780972939416
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The best writing on service-learning--the practice of incorporating community service/development into the academic curriculum--from across the United States. Designed for insitutions of higher education with that are at the beginning or intermediate stage in this process.

Educating Integrated Professionals Theory and Practice on Preparation for the Professoriate

Author: Carol L. Colbeck
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
ISBN: 9780470295403
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There is a need for doctoral students to broaden their perspective on their own education so that they value teaching and service (professional and community) equally with research. This volume explores two interrelated paths to that goal. The first path encourages doctoral students -- and their faculty mentors -- to take advantage of the synergies among their teaching, research, and community service roles. Involving students in research, conducting research about one's teaching, or collaborating with community partners and students to investigate and solve real-world problems can enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of academic work. The second path emphasizes connections between professional and academic aspects of faculty work. Faculty members who integrate their disciplinary and professional work become adept at recognizing and solving ill-defined problems, skilled at understanding and responding to ethical questions, and able to discover, teach, and apply knowledge with colleagues, students, and community partners. Topics discussed include: Professional Identity Development Theory and Doctoral Education Applying Lessons from Professional Education to the Preparation of the Professoriate Graduate Education and Community Engagement Networking to Develop a Professional Identity: A Look at the First-Semester Experience of Doctoral Students in Business Lost in Translation: Learning Professional Roles Through the Situated Curriculum Strategies for Preparing Integrated Faculty: The Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning Career Preparation for Doctoral Students: The University of Kansas History Department The authors consider the successes and failures of their case studies in the light of theories of identity development, professionalization, apprenticeship, socialization, mentoring, social networks, situated curriculum, concurrent curricula, and academic planning. They illuminate some of the drawbacks of current education for the professoriate and at the same time point toward current programs and new possibilities for educating doctoral students who will begin their faculty careers ready to integrate teaching, research and service. This is the 113th volume of the Jossey-Bass higher education quarterly report series New Directions for Teaching and Learning, offering a comprehensive range of ideas and techniques for improving college teaching based on the experience of seasoned instructors and on the latest findings of educational and psychological researchers.

Bibliographic Guide to Education

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... lists publications cataloged by Teachers College, Columbia University, supplemented by ... The Research Libraries of The New York Publica Library.

Faculty careers and work lives

Author: KerryAnn O'Meara
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
ISBN: 9780470439715
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This volume reviews and synthesizes recent research on faculty demographics, appointment types, work life, and reward systems, as well as major theoretical perspectives useful to researchers who study faculty work, careers, and professional development. In doing so, it advances and challenges current dialogue on faculty careers, notably by exploring a "narrative of constraint" that underlies much contemporary research and reform in higher education. Although highlighting the valuable ways whereby the "narrative of constraint" has illuminated the myriad barriers that can, and too often do, inhibit faculty careers, the authors assert that the theme of "constraint" obscures possibility, learning, agency, and growth. In emphasizing constraint, many contemporary research and reform efforts overlook faculty striving for growth. This volume reintroduces growth as an important consideration in higher education discourses of policy and practice, and with attention to four of its key aspects: learning, agency, professional relationships, and commitments. The authors discuss current research on faculty demographics, appointments, work, reward systems, along with theories used in research, relative to these four aspects of growth. They also discuss how attention to faculty growth may open up new directions for policy, public communication, and future research on higher education faculty. -- P. 4 of cover.