ERIC Number: ED344536
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Mentor in a Manual: Climbing the Academic Ladder to Tenure.
Schoenfeld, A. Clay; Magnan, Robert
This book presents information designed to guide the assistant professor to an understanding of the generic institutional criteria for promotion to tenure as well as of the pragmatic politics involved in pursuing a professional path. Chapters examine, in a step-by-step fashion, the many considerations to be dealt with in working towards achieving tenure. Discussed are some practical tips concerning the research and publishing requirements; service requirements; how to gain an understanding of the educational environment, school culture, and surrounding community; the essentials of good teaching; and ways to maximize recognition of efforts at tenure time. Chapters also examine the need to conduct research and how to display intellectual curiosity by investigating at the boundaries of the faculty member's selected discipline. Standards and criteria for tenure involving service in the public, institutional, or professional arenas are reviewed, as are tips concerning ways to get published. The final chapter examines ways to present one's credentials for attaining tenure. A special appendix offers suggestions on what to do if denied tenure. References follow chapters. (GLR)
Descriptors: Academic Rank (Professional), Career Counseling, Career Guidance, College Faculty, Community Services, Faculty Promotion, Faculty Publishing, Higher Education, Nontenured Faculty, Professional Development, Professional Recognition, Public Service, Publish or Perish Issue, Teaching Skills, Tenure
Magna Publications, Inc., 2718 Dryden Dr., Madison, WI 53704-3086 ($29.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A