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ERIC Number: EJ832319
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0190-2946
Get Together to Write
Friend, Jennifer I.; Gonzalez, Juan Carlos
Academe, v95 n1 p31-33 Jan-Feb 2009
New faculty members are traditionally indoctrinated into a system that demands that they write incessantly and successfully publish their manuscripts. Yet they typically are not offered help in navigating the publishing process. For junior faculty members who have little experience with scholarly writing beyond their doctoral dissertations, these expectations can be daunting. Compounding the problem is a lack of clear criteria--how many publications are "enough" to meet the expectations of the promotion and tenure review board? Two peer-reviewed journal articles a year? One peer-reviewed article and one book chapter? Which journals qualify as "high status"? Faced with these questions, the authors got together as first-year tenure track faculty members to form a writing group to provide support and mentorship for scholarly writing, as well as help in navigating the culture and politics of the university. Their group established a space for collaboratively critiquing one another's writing that evolved over three years to include conversations about the politics of writing, the nuances of the tenure process, and even pedagogical practices.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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