The Full-Time Faculty Handbook is a guide to the life of a college professor. Editors Virginia Bianco-Mathis and Neal Chalofsky examine the major components of a life in the academy-teaching, advising, publishing, research and service. Practical, comprehensive, and engaging, this handy guide appeals to a broad audience across all academic disciplines-from new professors to tenured faculty. Themes that are introduced and woven throughout the book include:
+ The basics of academic life
+ Key strategies for success
+ Political realities vs. the "ideal"
+ Managing your career-creating your own schedule, roadmap, and network
+ Assessing where you are and what needs to be done
+ Finding, fueling, and maintaining your passion
The authors also address the latest trends in the field that are affecting time-honored teaching traditions, such as distance learning, outcome assessment, continuous learning, and the evolving roles and responsibilities of full-time faculty.