ERIC Number: ED413832
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Ms. Mentor's Impeccable Advice for Women in Academia.
Using humor and examples from real-life experience, the book provides advice and information in question-and-answer form for women regarding all aspects of work life in higher education. Chapters cover: graduate school as a rite of passage, and discussions of the demands of graduate study and the commitments required; strategies for finding and selecting the first academic job and the marketability of dissertation topics; the importance of conference attendance and successful conference behavior strategies; how to survive the first year on the job; the role of publication and strategies for grant competition; classroom management and other aspects of teaching, including problems of sexism in the classroom; handling the problems of being female in a male-dominated academic culture and other cultural conflicts; practical advice on nonacademic issues from mentoring, to plagiarism, to proper dress; building a tenure portfolio and the politics of the tenure process, acceptable behavior after gaining tenure; and, finally, retirement and the emeritus status. (Contains 130 references.) (JLS)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Employed Women, Faculty Promotion, Higher Education, Humor, Mentors, Sex Bias, Sex Differences, Sex Discrimination, Social Networks, Women Faculty
University of Pennsylvania Press, 4200 Pine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6097 ($15.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: N/A