ERIC Number: EJ883743
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 47
Transitioning into the Professoriate: The Pursuit of Power in the Academy
Pichon, Henrietta W.
Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, v21 n1 p5-26 2010
Landing a tenure-track faculty position is a dream of many doctoral students, but little is known about transitioning issues pursuant to that dream. The purpose of this autoethnography was to explore the author's experience as she transitioned into a tenure-track assistant professorship at an institution in the Northeastern U.S. In her exploration of faculty in transition from an insider's perspective, she drew conclusions about how her experiences were related to existing research findings, determine what was missing from the literature on faculty socialization, and suggested ways in which individuals and institutions can improve the transitional process for newly hired faculty.
Descriptors: College Faculty, Experience, Ethnography, Personal Narratives, Career Choice, Professional Isolation, Time Management, Teaching Experience, Teaching Methods, Teacher Student Relationship
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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