ERIC Number: ED472499
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
What Colleges and Universities Want in New Faculty. Preparing Future Faculty Occasional Paper Series.
Adams, Kathrynn A.
This essay provides information to graduate faculty members and others responsible for doctoral education about the new realities affecting the academic job market and the working conditions of faculty members. The information is drawn from both research studies and the academic practices of diverse institutions. The paper reviews the research on the preparation needed for graduate students who plan a career in academia for their responsibilities as faculty. The review of the literature and academic practices regarding graduate students and new faculty suggests five areas that need attention: (1) teaching; (2) research; (3) academic life; (4) job search; and (5) academic options. The findings in these areas reinforce the lessons learned by most participants in the Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) programs that institutions expect the faculty they hire to be effective teachers, competent researchers, and active participants in academic life and that graduate schools should prepare their students to conduct a sophisticated job search and to know the many options they have for an academic career. (Contains 24 references.) (SLD)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pew Charitable Trusts, Philadelphia, PA.
Authoring Institution: Association of American Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.; Council of Graduate Schools, Washington, DC.