ERIC Number: EJ1173593
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Enhance Your Career by Writing Your Own Books as Supplemental Materials: How to Produce Them and How to Use Them in Class
Lichter-Heath, Laurie; Whittenbury, Beth K.
Journal of Legal Studies Education, v31 n2 p367-383 Sum 2014
Although self-publishing designed to enhance student understanding is important to promote learning objectives and can contribute to the field of knowledge, self-publishing without peer review is generally not acceptable for promotion and tenure purposes. However, there is a growing trend that recognizes the use of self-published items to help educators write and possibly gain access to tenure-track positions. Knowing how to self-publish gives faculty access to an educational tool for the classroom allowing them to design, write, and implement educational programs they deem helpful to the educational process without the limits and requirements placed on academicians by professional publishers. This article shows educators how to publish their own works and make them available for sale to the general public. Educators will see empirical evidence that such supplemental materials enhance students' education well beyond what they traditionally gain from the general course textbook. The authors explain to educators why publishing their own materials allows them more control over the educational process and has the potential to advance their academic career.
Descriptors: Teacher Developed Materials, Supplementary Reading Materials, Faculty Publishing, Books, Instructional Material Evaluation, Career Development, Law Related Education, Book Reviews, Test Results, Student Surveys, College Faculty, College Instruction
Wiley-Blackwell. 350 Main Street, Malden, MA 02148. Tel: 800-835-6770; Tel: 781-388-8598; Fax: 781-388-8232; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A