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.

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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Get funded!

a practical guide for scholars seeking research support from business

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Author: Dorin Schumacher

Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc

ISBN: 9780803944404

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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In a time of shrinking government support for academic research, this manual for academics and researchers on how to persuade private businesses to sponsor research projects and programmes will be most welcome. It includes practical, down-to-earth suggestions for locating an appropriate company, making the initial contact, negotiating a research grant and writing and reporting research results. As well as this, Get Funded! establishes a wider context of university-industry ethical concerns and makes the case for a true partnership between academia and business.

The Handbook of Social Work Research Methods

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Author: Bruce Thyer

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1452278881

Category: Social Science

Page: 672

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Click on the Supplements tab above for further details on the different versions of SPSS programs. The canonical Handbook is completely updated with more student-friendly features The Handbook of Social Work Research Methods is a cutting-edge volume that covers all the major topics that are relevant for Social Work Research methods. Edited by Bruce Thyer and containing contributions by leading authorities, this Handbook covers both qualitative and quantitative approaches as well as a section that delves into more general issues such as evidence based practice, ethics, gender, ethnicity, International Issues, integrating both approaches, and applying for grants. New to this Edition More content on qualitative methods and mixed methods More coverage of evidence-based practice More support to help students effectively use the Internet A companion Web site at www.sagepub.com/thyerhdbk2e containing a test bank and PowerPoint slides for instructors and relevant SAGE journal articles for students. This Handbook serves as a primary text in the methods courses in MSW programs and doctoral level programs. It can also be used as a reference and research design tool for anyone doing scholarly research in social work or human services.

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.

Report to the Committee on University Affairs and the Committee of Presidents of Provincially Assisted Universities

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Author: Ontario. Commission to Study the Development of Graduate Programmes in Ontario Universities,Committee on University Affairs of Ontario,Committee of Presidents of Provincially Assisted Universities and Colleges of Ontario,Committee on Presidents of Provincially Assisted Universities and Colleges of Ontario

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 110

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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

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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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.

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.

How to Go to College on a Shoe String

The Insider’s Guide to Grants, Scholarships, Cheap Books, Fellowships and Other Financial Aid Secrets - Revised 2nd Edition

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Author: Ann Marie O'Phelan

Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company

ISBN: 1620231182

Category: Study Aids

Page: 288

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According to the most recent report done by The College Board Annual Survey of Colleges, the average rate of tuition at four-year public universities is $19,548, and even more shocking, the average four-year tuition rate for private colleges is $43,921. Tuition costs, of course, are just the beginning. However, there is good news: There is more financial aid available than ever before, and despite all of these college cost increases, a college education remains an affordable choice for most families. Armed with the information detailed in this comprehensive and updated edition of How to Go to College on a Shoe String, you will be privy to the more than 2,200 programs that offer scholarships, internships, or loans to more than 1.7 million students each year. In addition to scholarships and grants, you will learn hundreds of innovative ways to slash your college cost, such as calculating and reducing your college budget, buying your text books and supplies cheaply, earning college credit on an accelerated basis, combining higher education and course-related employment, performing national and community service, and making use of tuition prepayment plans, federal funds, state aid, and private sector aid. If you want to learn hundreds of innovative ways to save thousands on your college costs, then this book is for you.