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ERIC Number: ED382091
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Pages: 247
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-9627042-3-7
ISSN: 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)
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
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Liberal Arts Colleges
Note: Foreword by Jerry G. Gaff.