The Black Academic's Guide to Winning Tenure : without Losing Your Soul
For an African American scholar, who may be the lone minority in a department, navigating the tenure minefield can be a particularly harrowing process. Kerry Ann Rockquemore and Tracey Laszloffy go beyond standard professional resources to serve up practical advice for black faculty intent on playing - and winning - the tenure game.Addressing head-on how power and the thorny politics of race converge in the academy, ""The Black Academic's Guide"" is full of invaluable tips and hard-earned wisdom. It is an essential handbook that will help black faculty survive and thrive in academia without losing their voices, or their integrity.It goes beyond standard professional resources to serve up practical advice for black faculty intent on playing - and winning - the tenure game.
- Paperback | 261 pages
- 152.4 x 226.06 x 15.24mm | 272.15g
- 15 Oct 2008
- Lynne Rienner Publishers Inc
- Boulder, CO, United States
Table of contents
How to Win Tenure - Without Losing Your Soul.; Understanding the Game. Race, Power, and the Academic System. The Politics of ""Fit.""; Mastering Your Technique. Tenure and Time Management. The Academic Office. Healthy Pathways to Publication. The Art of Efficient Teaching and Service.; Playing to Win. Shifting from Habits of Survival to Strategies for Success. Constructive Conflicts. Building a Supportive Network.; Conclusion. Succeeding with Integrity.
"This book should be required reading in the professional development courses offered by most graduate programs. It deftly addresses the subtle abuses of power and the always challenging-to-address racial politics that pervade all aspects of society, including academia." - Romney Norwood, Georgia State University "A critical resource for black junior faculty who are attempting to negotiate the politics of promotion and tenure at their institutions. Both sensible and effective." - Rainier Spencer, University of Nevada, Las Vegas "Provides valuable information and practical tips.... This book outlines concrete steps any junior faculty member can and should take to help them win tenure - but it is especially valuable for faculty of color." - Krista Johnson, Agnes Scott College"
About Tracey A. Laszloffy
Kerry Ann Rockquemore is associate professor of sociology and African American studies and founding director of the Under-Represented Faculty Mentoring Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Tracey Laszloffy is a coach and therapist for black and Latino faculty at predominately white institutions. The two cofounded www.BlackAcademic.com, a website for minority scholars.