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Gonzales, Leslie D.; Terosky, Aimee LaPointe – Teachers College Record, 2016
Background: Research shows that the academic profession is largely held together by cultural rules and norms imparted through various socialization processes, all of which are viewed as sensible ways to orient rising professionals. In this paper, a critical perspective is assumed, as we utilized the concept legitimacy and legitimation to better…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Qualitative Research, Semi Structured Interviews
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Terosky, Aimee LaPointe – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2010
This qualitative study examines the career strategies of 17 professors at a major research university who are noted by key colleagues and former students for taking their teaching seriously. The author discusses two career strategies--applying career design principles and acting resourcefully about teaching development--that help these professors,…
Descriptors: Academic Rank (Professional), Research Universities, College Faculty, Intellectual Disciplines