ERIC Number: ED424834
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Oct-16
Writer's Support Group: An Avenue to Seeking Promotion and Tenure.
Adams, Shauna; Bowman, Connie; Joseph, Laurice; Kinnucan-Welsch, Katie; Seery, Mary Ellen
This paper presents the individual narratives of five participants in a writer's support group in the Department of Teacher Education at the University of Dayton (Ohio). Participants were new faculty in tenure track positions. Each participant's narrative describes her reasons for joining the group and the ways in which the group has helped her professional and personal development. Some aspects of the group highlighted in the narratives include the "conversation rule," which required that decisions, which in the past had been made fairly informally, now had to be discussed in the support group; professional collaboration; working through "mental blocks"; dealing with rejection of a paper; and adjusting to the culture of academia. (DB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Education Research Association (Chicago, IL, October 14-17, 1998).