1st Edition

A Faculty Guide for Succeeding in Academe

By Darla Twale Copyright 2013
    152 Pages
    by Routledge

    150 Pages
    by Routledge

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    All too often a culture of silence permeates academia, where faculty and administrators ignore or misunderstand difficult situations. A Faculty Guide for Succeeding in Academe is a practical guide for prospective and current faculty that addresses real, complex issues that are too often left unexamined. Chapters explore typical aspects of the faculty career and life cycle—such as appointment, tenure, promotion, incivility, plagiarism, teaching, online delivery, interactions with chairs and deans, and performance appraisal—but focuses on the prickly issues as well as the routine.

    A Faculty Guide for Succeeding in Academe presents authentic, engaging vignettes that feature faculty and administrators as they maneuver through academe encountering authentic, difficult situations. Focusing on positive outcomes, each case is analyzed and readers are encouraged to reflect about the ways these incidents could have been resolved. Offering concrete suggestions and best-practices, this book provides insights that will help prospective, new, and current faculty maneuver more effectively through academe and their collegial culture. This important resource enhances a culture of openness and will help faculty gain direction and support in their career.

    1. Introduction: The Professoriate, Collegiality, and Academic Culture
    2. Faculty Search Committees--Finding the Correct Match
    3. Classroom Teaching and Evaluation
    4. Teaching Online--Shoot, Aim, Ready
    5. Departmental Culture--Expect the Unexpected
    6. On the Tenure Track
    7. Conferencing and Publishing
    8. Campus Service and Institutional Citizenship
    9. Faculty and Administrator Relationships
    10. Off the Tenure Track with Janice Epstein
    11. Pathways to Full Professor


    Darla J. Twale has coordinated higher education leadership programs and instructed for over twenty years, including teacing a doctoral course on the professoriate. Formerly on the faculty at Auburn University and the University of Dayton, she has transitioned to teaching online graduated courses and currently teaches as an adjunct Professor at the University of Pittsburgh, USA.