ERIC Number: ED382091
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Good Start: A Guidebook for New Faculty in Liberal Arts Colleges.
Gibson, Gerald W.
This book is designed to help new college faculty, and would-be faculty, secure a position at a liberal arts college and understand their duties and responsibilities at such an institution. Twelve chapters focus on: (1) the purpose of the book; (2) selecting the right college to apply to; (3) preparing a curriculum vitae, the application process, interviewing for a position, and negotiating a contract; (4) getting oriented to a new campus, colleagues, and administration; (5) the evolution of the liberal arts tradition, American liberal arts colleges, and the role of faculty at such institutions; (6) effective teaching styles, student evaluation, and grading; (7) the role of scholarship; (8) faculty governance, committee service, departmental responsibilities, community service, and student advising; (9) collegial relations, faculty-administration relations, and governance; (10) stress and time management; (11) promotion and tenure; and (12) faculty career phases and the importance of remaining a good teacher, scholar, and citizen. (Contains 78 references.) (MDM)
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, College Faculty, College Instruction, Collegiality, Educational History, Employment Interviews, Employment Opportunities, Faculty College Relationship, Faculty Promotion, Governance, Higher Education, Job Applicants, Liberal Arts, Scholarship, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Teacher Role, Teacher Student Relationship, Tenure
Anker Publishing Company, Inc., 176 Ballville Rd., P.O. Box 249, Bolton, MA 01740-0249 ($24.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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Identifiers: Liberal Arts Colleges
Note: Foreword by Jerry G. Gaff.