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ERIC Number: EJ874714
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Apr
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-1541-6224
Acclimating to the Professoriate: Perspectives from New Female Faculty Members
Carlson, Julie; Frayer, Janna
Journal of Women in Educational Leadership, v4 n2 p81-101 Apr 2006
This qualitative focus group study examined the prevailing acclimatization concerns and strategies of 10 new female professors at a mid-sized state university. Emergent themes relative to challenges experienced were, in order of prevalence, "not enough time," "teaching effectively," "health," "job expectations," "institutional knowledge," and "support." Somewhat less solidified were similar themes for strategies, also in order of prevalence, in the areas of "using time wisely," "teaching effectively," "maintaining health," "balancing job expectations," "seeking support," and "getting organized." Implications for universities are: to recognize the obstacles that new faculty members experience and to implement practices that lessen the teaching, advising, and committee load for the first year.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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