ERIC Number: ED234442
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Communication Consulting from Academe to the "Real World."
Seiler, William J.; Dunning, David
Before adding consulting, training, or other work to the usual responsibilities of teaching, academicians must make a number of decisions. These include whether to work in or outside of academe, how much time they have available, whether they can meet the physical and mental demands of consulting, how to arrange for initial contacts, and how much to charge for services. Potential academicians/consultants must also evince "schizo-survivability," the ability to transcend the perspectives of academe. By definition academicians/consultants are required to have both a firm grasp of theory and research in the discipline, and the ability to transcend that grasp when meeting the almost entirely pragmatic concerns of "real world" consulting clients. Some of the constituent features of schizo-survivability are (1) recognizing differences between academe and the "real world"; (2) managing oneself; (3) knowing the region and the organization; and (4) bridging theory and practice. This concept should prove useful for individuals who currently hold or hope to hold simultaneous teaching and consulting positions, but more research is needed to understand and better document this dual role. (HTH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Theory Practice Relationship
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Central States Speech Association (Lincoln, NE, April 7-9, 1983).