Survive and Thrive in Academia

The New Academic’s Pocket Mentor

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Author: Kate Woodthorpe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351690752

Category: Education

Page: 238

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A pocket mentor for the early career academic learning to strategically navigate the demands of an academic role, this book is a friendly and constructive companion providing hands-on advice about how to balance teaching responsibilities alongside other duties. More than just a ‘how to’, the text is a timely commentary on changes in higher education. Discussing contemporary developments and offering guidance on how to negotiate this evolving climate, the book uniquely captures the political, social, economic and cultural forces at play, taking into account the issues which influence and shape an academic’s career trajectory. Organised around the three main tasks within a conventional academic post – teaching, research and administration – the book includes tips, pauses for thought, author reflections and sources for further reading, and provides insight to help the reader reflect on what they are doing, why, and where to go next in their career. Crucially, it shows that in order to survive and flourish, the early career academic needs to take a strategic view as to their function, purpose and contribution both inside and beyond the intellectual establishment. From establishing a research niche to getting stuck into administration Survive and Thrive empowers the early career academic, helping them to build their academic reputation both internally and externally and maintain a sense of personal fulfilment and accomplishment within an increasingly commercialised environment.

Biomedical Research: An Insider’s Guide

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Author: Seward B. Rutkove

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1493936557

Category: Medical

Page: 299

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This comprehensive yet concise book introduces people at all levels of training—undergraduate, graduate, and medical students, residents, fellows, and junior faculty—to the basic joys and challenges of biomedical research. By discussing many key research issues, would-be and early-stage academics will not only be better informed about the world of biomedical research, but will learn a basic set of instructions to help jumpstart their careers. Biomedical Research: An Insider’s Guide is divided into five sections. The first focuses on decision points regarding whether or not to enter research and if so what type: basic, clinical, or translational. The second section focuses on the practicalities of pursuing medical research, including institutional review boards and animal care committees as well general suggestions regarding idea generation and collaboration. The third section covers a core aspect of research: writing—detailing the evolution of both grants and papers. The fourth section addresses a range of issues, including conferencing to patents to working with industry to obtaining philanthropic support. The final section deals with all-important broader life issues from job choices to being a mentor to thoughts on how to keep the big picture front and center. An invaluable resource that offers insightful, practical advice, Biomedical Research: An Insider’s Guide reveals how biomedical research can be both challenging and truly rewarding.

The Insider's Guide to the Colleges, 2015

Students on Campus Tell You What You Really Want to Know, 41st Edition

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Author: Yale Daily News Staff

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1466848359

Category: Study Aids

Page: 1024

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With this new edition, The Insider's Guide to the Colleges has been, for 41 years, the most relied-upon resource for high school students looking for honest reports on colleges straight from the college students themselves. Having interviewed hundreds of their peers on more than 330 campuses and by getting the inside scoop on everything from the nightlife and professors to the newest dorms and wildest student organizations, the reporters at the Yale Daily News have created the most candid college guide ever. In addition to the in-depth profiles, this edition has been updated to include: * Essential statistics for every school, from acceptance rates to popular majors * A "College Finder" to help students zero in on the perfect school * All-new FYI sections with student opinions and outrageous advice The Insider's Guide to the Colleges cuts through the glossy Web sites and brochures to uncover the things that matter most to students, and by staying on top of trends, it gives both students and their parents the straightforward information they need to choose the school that's right for them.

Insider's Guide to Library Automation

Essays of Practical Experience

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Author: John W. Head,Gerard B. McCabe

Publisher: Praeger Pub Text

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 359

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As libraries become automated, librarians will have to confront a new set of problems in their jobs. While other works examine the automation process, this volume offers case studies of the personal experiences of librarians who had to solve problems related to automation. The topics discussed include locally developed automation systems, the selection and installation of automation systems, cooperative ventures, database maintenance and conversion, and the management of automated systems. A bibliographic essay overviews automation technology and lists sources of further information, and a glossary defines commonly used terms.

An Insider's Guide to Making School Systems Work

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Author: Jorea M. Marple

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Education

ISBN: 9780810841871

Category: Education

Page: 187

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What's the best way to make a school system succeed? The author breaks the elusive notion of success down into three core components: minimum organizational requirements, a management system, and an improvement process. Adhering to these processes can reduce the politicized interference that so often plagues school boards, administrators, educators and the community. This is a book designed to reduce the political rhetoric that so often impedes clear decision-making.

The Insider's Guide to the Colleges

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Author: Yale Daily News,Yale Daily News Staff

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: N.A

Category: Universities and colleges

Page: N.A

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The Essential Guide to Postgraduate Study

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Author: David Wilkinson

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412900638

Category: Study Aids

Page: 330

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Presents advice and guidance for postgraduate students in Great Britain, covering such topics as the application process, research proposals, academic writing, networking, and teaching opportunities.

README FIRST for a User's Guide to Qualitative Methods

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Author: Lyn Richards,Janice M. Morse

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412998069

Category: Reference

Page: 311

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The Third Edition of this README FIRST for a User’s Guide to Qualitative Methods offers those new to qualitative inquiry a clear and practical handbook to doing qualitative research, the fit of questions to methods, and the tasks of getting started. In their direct and friendly style, Lyn Richards and Janice Morse help researchers reflect on why they are working qualitatively, choose an appropriate method, and confidently approach research design, data making, coding, analyzing and finally writing up their results.

Classic Motorcycling

A Guide for the 21st Century

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Author: Rex Bunn

Publisher: Panther Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9780954791285

Category: Antique and classic motorcycles

Page: 280

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"I gained a great deal this book and expect every other reader will gain likewise" -- Hugh Anderson, MBE, World Champion 1963,'64 and '65 writing in the Foreword. A different and fascinating new look at classic motorcycling with an international flavour -- sure to appeal to all owners (and intending owners) of classic bikes. "Classic Motorcycling" is about buying, riding and maintaining classic motorcycles. It comes complete with sections on survival rates of classics and their price appreciation over recent years with future predictions, and is literally packed full of advice for both aspiring and experienced owners. From choosing the right bike, training for today's traffic, clothing, safety, maintenance, how and where to buy those all important spares, equipping a workshop, projects to improve most classics to simply experiencing the joy of ownership -- its all here.

Intervention Research

Designing, Conducting, Analyzing, and Funding

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Author: Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk, PhD, RN, CPNP/ PMHNP, FNAP, FAAN,Dianne Morrison-Beedy, PhD, RN, WHNP, FNAP, FAANP, FAAN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826109586

Category: Medical

Page: 496

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2012 First Place AJN Book of the Year Award Winner in Nursing Research! "This is a resource for success and should be a part of any researcher's library."--Doody's Medical Reviews This book is a practical, user-friendly guide for health care researchers across multiple disciplines who are involved in intervention research. It provides all of the essential elements needed for understanding how to design, conduct, analyze, and fund intervention studies that are replicable and can withstand the scrutiny of the Institutional Review Board and peer review. Developed from an annual continuing education workshop on intervention studies conducted by Dr. Melnyk, this text is the most comprehensive body of information available on this topic. Contributors address the design of interventions that are ethically considerate and sensitive to culture, race/ethnicity, and gender, minimizing threats to external and internal validity, measurement, and budgeting. The guide explores such implementation issues as subject recruitment and retention, data management, and specialized settings, cost analysis, and explaining intervention effects. The text also guides readers in writing grant applications that fund , and addresses how to move intervention study findings into the real world. A unique addition to the book is the availability of digital examples of progress reports, final reports, and research grant applications that have received funding from the National Institutes of Health and other relevant organizations. This text is a valuable resource for all health care professionals conducting research and for doctoral students in health care studies. Key Features: Presents the essential tools for designing, conducting, analyzing, and funding intervention studies Designed for use by health care professionals conducting intervention research Provides comprehensive, accessible guidelines for doctoral students across all health care disciplines Instructs readers on writing grant applications that fund Includes digital examples of funded research grants, progress reports, and final reports

Investment Banking Explained: An Insider's Guide to the Industry

An Insider's Guide to the Industry

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Author: Michel Fleuriet

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071642889

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

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Insider guidance to the modern world of investment banking today In Investment Banking Explained, Wharton professor and global financier Michel Fleuriet provides a complete overview of investment banking in its modern form; defines key terms; identifies structures, strategies, and operational aspects; and analyzes the strategy in each of the main functional areas of an investment bank.

The Distance Learning Funding Sourcebook

A Guide to Foundation, Corporate and Government Support for Telecommunications and the New Media

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Author: Arlene Krebs

Publisher: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Associations, institutions, etc

Page: 384

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Guide to State Politics and Policy

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Author: Richard G. Niemi,Joshua J. Dyck

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 1483386236

Category: Reference

Page: 480

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No previous book has pulled together into one place a single, comprehensive volume that provides up-to-date coverage of state government and politics, along with the states’ current and future public policies. This new book does just that, offering students, scholars, citizens, policy advocates, and state specialists accessible information on state politics and policy in 34 topical chapters written by experts in the field. The guide provides contemporary analysis of state institutions, processes, and public policies, along with both historical and theoretical perspectives that help readers develop a comprehensive understanding of the 50 U.S. states’ complex and changing political spheres. Those who use this volume—from experienced scholars to neophytes—can rely upon the guide to provide: Basic factual information on state politics and policy Core explanatory frameworks and competing arguments Insightful coverage of major policy areas as they have played out in the states.

Social Research Methods

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Author: Nicholas Walliman

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781847878182

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

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SAGE Course Companions are an exciting new series from SAGE offering students an insider's guide into how to make the most of their undergraduate courses and extend their understanding of key concepts covered in their course. Social Research Methods provides student readers with essential help with their research project, with revising for their course exams, preparing and writing course assessment materials, and enhancing and progressing their knowledge and thinking skills in line with course requirements on Research Methods courses. This Course Companion is designed to augment, rather than replace, existing textbooks for the course, and will provide: " Helpful summaries of the course curriculum to aid essay and project planning " Key summaries of the approach taken by the main Methods textbooks " Guidance on the essential study skills required " Help with developing critical thinking " Route-maps to aid the development of wider learning above and beyond the textbook " Pointers to success in course exams and written assessment exercises " A tutor's-eye view of what course examiners are looking for " An insider's view of what key course concepts are really all about SAGE Course Companions are much more than revision guides for undergraduate; they are an essential tool to taking your course learning and understanding to new levels and in new directions that are the key to success in undergraduate courses.

Winning Scholarships for College, Fourth Edition

An Insider's Guide

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Author: Marianne Ragins

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0805099476

Category: Study Aids

Page: 439

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An updated and revised edition shares up-to-date information on how and where to search for college funds, providing step-by-step instructions for applying to hundreds of well-known and specialized programs.