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ERIC Number: ED451740
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 58
Abstractor: N/A
Heeding New Voices: Academic Careers for a New Generation. Inquiry #7. Working Paper Series. New Pathways: Faculty Careers and Employment for the 21st Century.
Rice, R. Eugene; Sorcinelli, Mary Deane; Austin, Ann E.
This paper combines the inquiry phase of the New Pathways project on faculty careers and employment with recommendations for concrete practice on campus, bringing together findings from a series of interviews of new faculty and graduate students called "Heeding New Voices" with the guide "Principles of Good Practice: Supporting Early-Career Faculty" by Mary Deane Sorcinelli. The structured interviews that provide the framework and substance for the first work involved interviewing more than 350 individuals and convening 40 focus groups. These interviews show that new faculty members believe themselves involved in noble work that yields personal reward and social value. There is among them, however, a deep concern about fundamental aspects of the academic career: the lack of a coherent tenure system, the lack of community, and the lack of an integrated professional and personal life. "Principles of Good Practice" presents 10 principles of good practice for early-career faculty. It also contains inventories to examine individual administrator and institutional practices as well as examples of concrete and innovative approaches to good practice being used at a variety of institutions. The third section, "Readings and Resources for and about Early-Career Faculty," provides aa list of 86 resources for further reading. An appendix describes the New Pathways Paper Series. "Heeding New Voices" contains 24 references and "Principles of Good Practice" contains 11 references. (SLD)
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Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association for Higher Education, Washington, DC.
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Note: The "Principles of Good Practice" section of this report is available as a separate booklet from the Forum on Faculty Roles & Rewards at the AAHE address and on the Web site at