ERIC Number: EJ1073670
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
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Of Feral Faculty and Magisterial Mowglis: The Domestication of Junior Faculty
Reddick, Richard J.
New Directions for Higher Education, n171 p43-51 Fall 2015
This chapter presents an assistant professor's scholarly personal narrative at the precipice of promotion, and reveals how the feral child metaphor might aptly describe many junior professors' experiences as they navigate a path toward tenure. This chronicling of mentorship in sometimes unexpected venues may aid new faculty and those invested in their success in both earning tenure and retaining them in the field.
Descriptors: College Faculty, Personal Narratives, Teacher Promotion, Figurative Language, Tenure, Mentors, Nontenured Faculty
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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