ERIC Number: ED363156
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Getting Tenure. Survival Skills for Scholars. Volume 8.
Whicker, Marcia Lynn; And Others
This book is a practical guide to the college faculty tenure process and offers concrete advice on strategies to increase a faculty member's chances of obtaining tenure. Chapter 1 defines tenure and touches on elements of the qualifications, professional regulation, and institutional investment. Chapter 2 urges candidates to actively manage their tenure cases and to realistically acknowledge the political aspect of the process. Chapter 3 discusses the tenure process during the probationary years as an assistant professor. Chapter 4 explores the time immediately before the tenure decision and the actual process by which tenure is decided. Chapter 5 addresses meeting the research criterion, the most difficult for many candidates. The discussion covers the rationale for publishing, collaborative projects, and developing a publication record. Chapter 6 treats the teaching criterion, and chapter 7 explains how to meet the service criterion. Chapter 8 looks at the diversity of paths to tenure particularly the six most common: the super-star path; the on-time, steady producer path; the bounce-around path; the fail-and-try-again path; the late-career practitioner path; and the late-career child rearing path. Chapter 9 offers 10 commandments of tenure success. (Contains 27 references.) (JB)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Employer Employee Relationship, Faculty Promotion, Faculty Publishing, Higher Education, Nontenured Faculty, Personnel Policy, Political Influences, Publish or Perish Issue, Research, Tenure, Tenured Faculty
SAGE Publications, Inc., 2455 Teller Rd., Newbury Park, CA 91320 (hardcover: ISBN-0-8039-5302-X; paperback: ISBN-0-8039-5303-8, $11.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Books
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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