The New Academic: A Strategic Handbook

The New Academic: A Strategic Handbook

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"This is an accessible and insightful book about how to achieve a successful academic career. Wise and witty, easy-to-apply, it presents advice and guidance on teaching, research and networking ... A much needed book."
Dr Ming Cheng, Senior Research Fellow, the Centre for Learning and Teaching, University of Brighton, UK"All academic staff should get a copy of this book on day one as part of orientation! It is well written, practical and easy to read. I will use this book as a road map for my whole career."
Dr Rhonda Clifford, Deputy Director, Division of Pharmacy, University of Western Australia, Australia"This is a book that is long overdue! While it will be particularly appealing to early career academic and should be recommended reading for all 'new academics', it will also have wider and broader appeal for all academic leaders and managers interested in building a culture of effective, engaged academics who can achieve their full career potential, and thereby contribute to the success of the institution."
Professor Lorraine Stefani, Director, Centre for Academic Development, University of Auckland, New Zealand"This is a timely and welcome guide to orient new academics to the complexity of higher education in the 21st century ... Dr. Debowski has a gift for clear thinking and concise and lively writing ... If I were to give one work to faculty members new to higher education, I would give them this work to help launch their academic careers."
Deborah DeZure, Assistant Provost for Faculty and Organizational Development, Michigan State University, USA Are you looking to build a successful academic career? Written by an experienced author, this insightful handbook gives a comprehensive overview of academic work, from the starting point of seeking employment to moving into leadership roles.In today's competitive academic environment, you need to be able to operate strategically as a teacher, researcher and leader to establish yourself and progress. This book shows you how to take ownership of your career, build a strong support base and integrate regular evaluative and reflective practices to monitor the success of your career strategy. The book:

Explains the broader higher education context and the way academics are assessed and evaluatedExplores the key support strategies that can be accessed, including mentors and sponsors Includes practical checklists and tips on academic practices, including grant seeking, publishing, teaching, networking and managing research projectsExamines critical issues such as dealing with difficult academic cultures and bullying
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Product details

  • Paperback | 264 pages
  • 173 x 241 x 17mm | 508g
  • Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
  • English
  • black & white illustrations, black & white line drawings, black & white tables, figures
  • 0335245358
  • 9780335245352
  • 323,355

Table of contents

Getting Started as an Academic
1. Academic Work
2. Academic Work in a Competitive and Globalised Sector
3. Entering Academe
4. Getting Started in a New Academic Role
5. Successful Approaches to Mentorship and SponsorshipMaking a Difference as an Effective Teacher
6. The Changing Context of Higher Education Learning and Teaching
7. Key Principles for Achieving Quality Learning
8. Applying the Principles in Practice
9. Managing Your Teaching Role: Practical tips and strategies
10. Scholarship and Research of Learning and Teaching

Building an Effective Research Track Record
11. What Makes a Successful Researcher?
12. Getting Published
13. Getting Funded
14. Supervising Research Students
15. Research Project Management

Effective Engagement
16. The Engaged Academic
17. External Engagement and Relationship Management

Strategic Advancement in Academic Settings
18. Academic Leadership
19. Operating Effectively in Academic Cultures
20. Effective Career and Priority Management
21. Enacting Your Strategy
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About Shelda Debowski

Shelda Debowski is Deputy Vice Chancellor at the University of Notre Dame Australia. She previously held the role of Professor of Higher Education Development at the University of Western Australia. She has over 30 years experience in the sector, has led a number of initiatives supporting enhanced academic practice and development and is recognised as a leading commentator in the field.
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