ERIC Number: EJ853683
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 1
Taking Stock at Mid-Career: Challenges and Opportunities for Faculty
Baker-Fletcher, Karen; Carr, David; Menn, Esther; Ramsay, Nancy J.
Teaching Theology & Religion, v8 n1 p3-10 Jan 2005
Beginning with a series of questions designed to peak reader curiosity and expose key challenges for mid-career faculty, the authors uncover several issues in post-tenure faculty life and work, and they reflect on images for understanding and responding to these challenges. Topics identified include mid-career as an opportunity for deeper investment in one's teaching, challenges associated with competing claims for time, shifts in research that can accompany the transition to mid-career, challenges in dealing with an increasing generational gap between oneself and one's students, responsibilities associated with being a longer-term member of a faculty, and feelings of fatigue and occasional alienation from one's educational institution and/or church.
Descriptors: College Faculty, Employment Level, Tenure, Opportunities, Change, Teacher Responsibility, Alienation, Teacher Student Relationship, Age Differences, Fatigue (Biology), Time Management, Research
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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