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ERIC Number: ED462890
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 253
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-7914-5302-2
Tenure in the Sacred Grove: Issues and Strategies for Women and Minority Faculty. SUNY Series in Women in Education.
Cooper, Joanne E., Ed.; Stevens, Dannelle D., Ed.
Designed to help women and minority college faculty navigate a path to tenure, this book looks at the political, scholarly, personal, and interpersonal issues. The chapters of part 1, Surveying the Landscape of the Sacred Grove, are: (1) The Journey toward Tenure (Joanne E. Cooper and Dannelle D. Stevens); (2) Case Studies: Learning from Others (Joanne E. Cooper and Jacqueline B. Temple); (3) Making the Persuasive Tenure Case: Pitfalls and Possibilities (Phyllis Bronstein and Judith A. Ramaley); and (4) Tenure and Academic Freedom in the Academy: Historical Parameters and New Challenges (William G. Tierney). Part 2, Faculty as Individual Learners: Sharing Personal Perspectives, contains: (5) Finding a Home in the Academy: Confronting Racism and Ageism (Joanne E. Cooper, Anna M. Ortiz, Maenette K. P. Benham, and Mary Woods Scherr); (6) Balancing Work and Family (Michelle Collay); (7) Coping with Feelings of Fraudulence (Janice Koch); (8) The Caged Bird Sings: On Being Different and the Role of Advocacy (Barbara K. Curry); and (9) Resisting Common Injustice: Tenure Politics, Department Politics, Gay and Lesbian Politics" (Patricia M. McDonough). Part 3, The Process of Getting Tenure: Advice along the Way, contains: (10) Writing and Publishing (Sandra Hollingsworth); (11) Teaching: Academic Whitewater Rafting (Joanne E. Cooper and Sheryl E. Nojima); (12) Outreach in a New Light: Documenting the Scholarship of Application (Pennie G. Foster-Fishman and Dannelle D. Stevens); (13) Reflecting on Your Journey: How To Keep a Professional/Personal Journal (Dannelle D. Stevens and Joanne E. Cooper); and (14) Conclusion: Composing an Academic Life (Joanne E. Cooper and Dannelle D. Stevens). An appendix, titled Tattered Covers, contains an annotated bibliography of 18 sources. (Each chapter contains references.) (SLD)
State University of New York Press, c/o CUP Services, Box 6525, Ithaca, NY 14851 (paperback: ISBN-0-7914-5302-2, $23.95; hardcover: ISBN-0-7914-5301-4, $71.50). Tel: 800-666-2211 (Toll Free); e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Albany.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A