ERIC Number: EJ853730
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 1
The Seasons of a Scholar's Calling: Insights from Mid-Field
Stortz, Martha E.
Teaching Theology & Religion, v8 n1 p24-28 Jan 2005
A scholar's calling at mid-career is latticed with challenges and changing responsibilities. In this essay the author considers faculty role changes during the mid-career phase of life as a teacher. The essay first addresses issues related to the responsibility of mid-career faculty to mentor the next generation of scholars/teachers. Keenly aware of stresses under which pre-tenure faculty labor the author highlights proven strategies and insights for successful mentoring. The last half of the essay offers reflections on life as a scholar, colleague and teacher at mid-career. With transparent honesty the author scrawls contours of experience, motivations, and challenges for mid-career faculty and sketches specific strategies for maneuvering through this phase of one's career.
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Role, Change, Mentors, Teaching Experience, Teacher Motivation, Employment Level, Teacher Responsibility
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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