Survive and Thrive in Academia

The New Academic’s Pocket Mentor


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


Author: Seward B. Rutkove

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1493936557

Category: Medical

Page: 299

View: 5110

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


Author: Yale Daily News Staff

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1466848359

Category: Study Aids

Page: 1024

View: 4809

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.

An Insider's Guide to Making School Systems Work


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.

Insider's Guide to Library Automation

Essays of Practical Experience


Author: John W. Head,Gerard B. McCabe

Publisher: Praeger Pub Text


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 359

View: 7352

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


Author: Yale Daily News,Yale Daily News Staff

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin


Category: Universities and colleges

Page: N.A

View: 1962

Get funded!

a practical guide for scholars seeking research support from business


Author: Dorin Schumacher

Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc

ISBN: 9780803944404

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 2810

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 Essential Guide to Postgraduate Study


Author: David Wilkinson

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412900638

Category: Study Aids

Page: 330

View: 9340

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.