ERIC Number: EJ788890
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb-8
The Art of Good Conferencing
Perlmutter, David D.
Chronicle of Higher Education, v54 n22 pC2 Feb 2008
The academic conference is stereotyped in popular culture--not without cause--as a confluence of the bizarre and the boring. But for faculty members, especially those on the tenure-and-promotion track, learning how to get the most out of those meetings has become an essential skill. Even for doctoral students who, once upon a time, did not need to be conference-goers and paper presenters, learning the art of conferencing is a vital part of applying for a first teaching job. Like all promotion-and-tenure matters, this one should not be approached blindly and without planning. In this article, the author talks about the art of good conferencing and offers pieces of advice on conferencing.
Descriptors: Tenure, Career Development, Conferences (Gatherings), College Faculty, Doctoral Degrees, Graduate Students, Teacher Promotion
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