Introduction I first became a full professor in 2004 and I distinctly remember
preparing, as part of the process, for an ... Hence, whilst the criteria associated
with how to become a professor is relatively clear, what it means to actually be
one is ...
Author: Bruce Macfarlane
"There is growing research and literature about Intellectual Leadership and management in higher education. However, there has been little consideration of the formal and informal leadership role of full professors. This group of individuals are key to the leadership of universities and they represent a group of individuals at the apex of their discipline or profession with considerable expertise across many elements of academic practice including research, teaching and service activities incorporating leadership and management roles. In this context, the role of professors as 'intellectual leaders' is under-theorised and higher education institutions make insufficient use of professors as an internal resource. This book tackles the question of what intellectual leadership actually is and analyses other question marks associated with the role of senior academics Intellectual Leadership in Higher Education provides a theoretical exploration of the meaning of intellectual leadership with particular reference to university professors and other senior academics. It draws on new international research data involving several hundred university professors in Europe, North America, Asia and Africa and also provides a series of practical ideas and recommendations for defining the role of a university professor more clearly. This careful analysis of academic roles will prove invaluable for all those working in Higher Education"-- Provided by publisher.
He then accepted a position as Assistant Professor of Microbiology and
Immunology, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, College of Medicine,
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), Little Rock, Arkansas, and
Author: Bruce W. Newton
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Which Way Does Your Desk Face? Early in my tenure as a medical neuroscience course director, I started receiving comments on student evaluations stating that I was “unapproachable”. For the ten years prior to becoming the course director I taught full-time in the gross anatomy course and gave lectures in the medical neuroscience, histology and embryology courses. This amounted to over 130 student contact hours per year, during which time I had not received negative comments concerning “approachability”. At the start of my third year as the medical neuroscience course director, I asked Dr. P- rick Tank, who was, and still is, the gross anatomy course director, why I was g- ting such comments. He looked up at me while I was standing in his office do- way and simply said, “Which way does your desk face?” He then explained to me how he had arranged his office so that when he sat at his desk he faced the door to give students his immediate attention when they came to see him. My desk and chair faced the window, putting my back to the students. He stated that while my office arrangement avoided annoying refl- tions on my computer monitor, it sent an unintended message to the students that I did not consider them a priority. Once I moved my desk so that my chair faced the door the perception of me as being unapproachable was resolved.
How to become a “ Professor . ” — As this seems , at the present day , to be one
of the prime objects of our fraternity , some valuable hints on the subject may be
culled from some remarks of Dr. Jacobi at the annual dinner of the Harvard ...
You could type in any Harvard student's name and the software would tell you how they were connected to Professor Lewis. He also worked on other people's
projects. After the Facemash episode he mended fences with the Association of ...
Author: David Kirkpatrick
Publisher: Random House
Category: Business & Economics
The Lives Less Ordinary series brings you the most exciting, adventurous and entertaining true-life writing that is out there, for men who are time-poor but want the best. Lives Less Ordinary drops you into extreme first-hand accounts of human experience, whether that's the adrenaline-pumping heights of professional sport, the brutality of the modern battlefield, the casual violence of the criminal world, the mind-blowing frontiers of science, or the excesses of rock 'n' roll, high finance and Hollywood. Lives Less Ordinary also brings you some of the finest comic voices around, on every subject from toilet etiquette to Paul Gascoigne. Six years after it was created, over 500 million people use Facebook. But it was started as a lark in a Harvard dorm room by a couple of 19-year-olds. David Kirkpatrick brings you the definitive, first-hand inside story of how the visionary Mark Zuckerberg had the maturity, strategic smarts and luck to keep his company ahead of its rivals, as well as the self-assurance at just 20-years-old to turn down an offer of $10 million dollars for his fledgling, four-month-old website. This digital bite has been extracted from David Kirkpatrick's fascinating book The Facebook Effect.
These designations were then converted into three grades: Professor, Associate professor and Assistant professor. ... scale with significantly higher pay), they
were “upgraded” to become associate professors under the “new” designations.
Author: Tommy S. W. Wong
Publisher: Tommy S. W. Wong
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Have you met an engineering professor? Have you met an engineering professor who is deep into spirituality and writes spiritual books? I have, and he is me. I had worked as an engineering professor in a university in Singapore. I now write philosophical, self-help and spiritual books. For an engineering professor to become a spiritual author is unusual to say the least. Indeed, it is this unusualness that prompted me to write this book. Engineering and spirituality are often perceived as two ends of a spectrum, and it is. As engineering deals with the physical, and spirituality deals with the non-physical, there is actually tremendous synergy once they are combined. In this book, there are ten chapters in which I share my physical and spiritual journey. They are: (1) Study years, (2) Working years, (3) Academic years, (4) From engineering professor to spiritual author, (5) Care for the dying, (6) Being unemployed, (7) Return as consultant, (8) Into politics and socio-political writings, (9) Becoming a spiritual philosopher, and (10) Epilogue. You are invited to join me on this journey. I hope this sharing is beneficial to you. May your life be filled with peace, love, joy and harmony!
“Good ideas can come from anywhere, so innovation must start with keeping an
open mind, then knowing how to make the ... —Henry Petroski, Aleksandar S.
Vesic Professor of Civil Engineering; author of To Engineer Is Human: The Role ...
Author: Tony Davila
Publisher: FT Press
Category: Business & Economics
Making Innovation Work presents a formal innovation process proven to work at HP, Microsoft, and Toyota to help ordinary managers drive top and bottom line growth from innovation. The authors have drawn on their unsurpassed innovation consulting experience -- as well as the most thorough review of innovation research ever performed. They'll show what works, what doesn't, and how to use management tools to dramatically increase the payoff from innovation investments. Learn how to define the right strategy for effective innovation, how to structure an organization to innovate best, how to implement management systems to assess ongoing innovation, how to incentivize teams to deliver, and much more. This book offers the first authoritative guide to using metrics at every step of the innovation process -- from idea creation and selection through prototyping and commercialization. This updated edition refreshes the examples used throughout the book and features a new introduction that gives currency to the principles covered throughout. ¿ For years, Creating Breakthrough Products has offered an indispensable roadmap for uncovering new opportunities, identifying what customers really value, and building products and services that redefine markets -- or create entirely new markets. Now, the authors have thoroughly updated their classic book, adding brand-new chapters on service design and global innovation, plus new insights, best practices, and case studies from both U.S. and global companies. Their new second edition presents: Revolutionary (Apple-style) and evolutionary (Disney-style) approaches to innovation: choosing between them, and making either one work More coverage of Value Opportunity Analysis and ethnography New case studies ranging from Navistar's latest long-haul truck to P+G's reinvention of Herbal Essences, plus updates to existing cases New coverage of the emerging environment of product-service ecosystems Additional visual maps and illustrations that make the book more intuitive and accessible Readers will find new insights into identifying Product Opportunity Gaps that can lead to enormous success, navigating the "Fuzzy Front End" of product development, and leveraging contributions from diverse product teams -- while staying relentlessly focused on their customers' values and lifestyles, from strategy through execution.
First becoming a Lamaze childbirth educator, she continued to learn the art and
skill of being a birth doula. During this time ... Dr. Gordon is an assistant professor
at DUSON, teaching in the accelerated BSN program since 2005. She has spent
Author: Barbara Hotelling
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
This is the only book to present the evidence-based policies and procedures that medical and nonmedical staff can use to develop mother-friendly care in their facilities. The Mother-Friendly Childbirth Initiative (MFCI), developed by the Coalition for Improving Maternity Services (CIMS), is an evidence-based wellness model designed to improve birth outcomes and increase patient satisfaction. It is the first and only consensus document on U.S. maternity care and is recognized as an important instrument for change in the United States and abroad. This mother- baby-, and family-friendly model focuses on prevention and wellness as alternatives to high-cost screening, diagnosis, and treatment programs. At its heart are 10 protocols with detailed policies and procedures along with supporting statistical information and resources that facilitate the implementation of change. Eschewing all practices not supported by scientific evidence, these 10 steps are intended to increase vaginal birth-even when it follows a cesarean-, facilitate breastfeeding, provide culturally competent care, prevent unnecessary interventions and traumatic births, and eliminate routine interventions such as continuous fetal monitoring, withholding of food and fluids, and restriction of movement to name a few. The book also traces the development of mother-friendly care, it includes implementation strategies for the evidence-based nursing care training programs of Lamaze, ICEA, and AVVHONN, and supports the WHO-UNICEF "Ten Steps of the Baby-friendly Hospital Initiative" to promote successful breastfeeding. Included in the appendix are self-evaluation tools that can be used to rate current practices. Key Features: Provides evidence-based policies and procedures for developing mother-friendly care in maternity care facilities, Presents specific guidelines that can be used as a standard to measure mother-friendliness, Designed to provide childbirth educators and doulas with guidelines for promoting mother-friendly care to birthing women, Assists nurses who want to promote more rapid change on their units toward mother-friendly care Book jacket.
As both stories demonstrate, a saga that ends in the accomplishment of becoming a professor does not begin that way. To deconstruct the behaviors of
Byas during his Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde episodes requires first, as Harris
provides in his ...
Author: Vanessa Siddle Walker
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
Category: Social Science
Like many black school principals, Ulysses Byas, who served the Gainesville, Georgia, school system in the 1950s and 1960s, was reverently addressed by community members as "Professor." He kept copious notes and records throughout his career, documenting
Gaffgoes on to tell us that less than 10% of Ph.D.s become faculty at a research
university. As a result there is ... Most would not know how to be good teachers
for the students in a community or liberal arts college environment. To ask
Author: David R. Buckholdt
Category: Social Science
Contrary to popular opinion, college and university faculty often experience a greater amount of stress than professionals in many other occupations. Faculty Stress takes a comprehensive look at faculty stress, its causes, and its consequences. This unique book explores the wide range of factors associated with work-related stress, the sources and perceptions of stress in differing academic environments, and the importance of gender factors in understanding and dealing with work stress in academia. Respected authorities discuss quantitative and qualitative research, case studies, and provide helpful policy recommendations. As higher education rapidly changes, the importance of understanding and effectively dealing with the stress that faculty endures increases. Faculty Stress explores in detail how change affects work and personal lives of faculty. This revealing book is crucial for current faculty and administrators who want to understand and effectively deal with stress, as well as future faculty who need to know how to better prepare for the rigors of their college and university academic profession. Faculty Stress is a valuable resource for faculty, higher education administrators, graduate students who intend to become faculty, librarians, higher education scholars, and scholars who study work and occupations. This book was published as a special issue of the Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment.
ROLE MODELS, INTERACTION WITH FACULTY, AND CAREER ASPIRATIONS
WITH MELISSA BOLYARD In this chapter we focus our attention on how
experiences students have within college might influence their interest in becoming a ...
Author: Stephen COLE
Publisher: Harvard University Press
In recent years, colleges have successfully increased the racial diversity of their student bodies. They have been less successful, however, in diversifying their faculties. This book identifies the ways in which minority students make occupational choices, what their attitudes are toward a career in academia, and why so few become college professors. Working with a large sample of high-achieving minority students from a variety of institutions, the authors conclude that minority students are no less likely than white students to aspire to academic careers. But because minorities are less likely to go to college and less likely to earn high grades within college, few end up going to graduate school. The shortage of minority academics is not a result of the failure of educational institutions to hire them; but of the very small pool of minority Ph.D. candidates. In examining why some minorities decide to become academics, the authors conclude that same-race role models are no more effective than white role models and that affirmative action contributes to the problem by steering minority students to schools where they perform relatively poorly. They end with policy recommendations on how more minority students might be attracted to an academic career.
... an MBA and a PhD. He is a Visiting Professor at Trinity College Dublin and an
associate member of faculty at Henley Management College in the United
Kingdom. How to use this book This book offers practical hands—on. About the
Author: Dan Remenyi
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Category: Business & Economics
'How to Become a Successful IT Consultant' is a practical book for anyone considering setting themselves up as an IT consultant. It is essential reading for those contemplating such a career change. Today IT consulting has become a major opportunity for many IT professionals who want to work for themselves. It is no longer only the domain of the high-flying international organization. In fact tens of thousands of IT professionals are leaving their regular jobs to set up as IT consultants on their own. Although there are many consulting opportunities available it is quite a challenge to make a success of your own IT consulting business. There are a lot of things to think about and many decisions to be made. For those who get it right there is a very exciting and highly lucrative business career ahead. This book takes the IT professional through all the key issues which have to be understood and explains how to optimize your chances of developing a long-term IT consulting business of your own. This practical book explains what is involved in setting up your own business as an IT Consultant. It explains the opportunities involved and gives practical advice as to how to take advantage of them. The book looks at the full range of issues concerned with getting started and maintaining your business and gives practical guidelines about how to face the many challenges which you will encounter if you leave your job and set up on your own. Amongst the many issues involved this book specifically addresses:how to find clients; how to get more business and the opportunities areas available; how to price your services; the funding you will require; how to plan your consulting assignments And much more... This book is an essential reading for anyone who is seriously thinking about taking this big career step.
Will the professor kindly fill out this report of how she spent her time , suitably
jiggered to keep the Feds happy ? They grow also because the time of professors
at other universities is a common pool , which academic institutions have become
Author: Deirdre N. McCloskey
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Category: Business & Economics
A witty and thoughtful romp through the profession and practice of economics
... god became man to seek and save the lost (luke 19:10), and Jesus goes back
to the Father and sends the holy spirit (acts 1:8) who takes up residence in his
followers. as witnesses for Christ, in a very real way we become the gospel as we
Author: Paul M. Gould
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
The outrageous idea of this book is that God wants to use professors as professors to reach others, transform the academy, and meet the needs of the world. God is on a mission to redeem and restore this fallen world, and as members of one of the most influential institutions in society, Christian professors in the university play an important role in that mission. Becoming a missional professor will require a clear vision of God's heart for the lost as well as humankind's purpose and calling under the banner of Christ, an understanding of the significance of the university as a cultural shaping institution and mission field, and a desire for Christian wholeness in a fragmented world. This idea is outrageous because many Christian professors struggle to live missionally and need a clear vision of such a life as well as role models to lead the way. Many professors already living missional lives need encouragement to "excel still more" (1 Thess 4:10). We all need God's grace and mercy as we try to faithfully follow Christ within the university.
While it's always possible to become wealthy by being lucky, productivity coupled
with wisdom are generally much more ... politician, or professor, who only has to
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Author: Mark Yarnell
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
A contemporary approach to network marketing—from the author of the million-copy bestseller, Your First Year in Network Marketing This is a book about reality—an unpleasant reality that no one seems to want to address. A large number of the population was hit with substantial loss of income and savings during the recent economic meltdown. Many feel that they have no way to build back their savings in order to retire comfortably and securely. Many now believe that there just isn't enough time left to turn it around. How to Become Filthy, Stinking Rich Through Network Marketing is for those who refuse to accept this nonsense. With such a confusing array of home business opportunities and so many millions caught in the financial meltdown, there has never been a more important time for due diligence and a proven path to follow. In How to Become Filthy, Stinking Rich Through Network Marketing you will learn how to: Select the right networking company based on expert advice and solid criteria Thrive as an entrepreneur Deal with fear, rejection, inertia, and naysayers Build professional habits that drive success Lead, motivate, and serve your team Recruit with rejection-free strategies Learn how to develop an entrepreneurial spirit through network marketing in order to build dramatic prosperity today.
... 1997); while Stephen Cummins, a professor of strategy, has illustrated his
understanding of the strategic challenges of ... It was the focus of a paper written
in my first post as an Anglican minister offering How to Become a Creative
Author: John Nelson
Publisher: Canterbury Press
A companion to the popular Creative Church Leadership, this co-publication with "MODEM" focuses on the practical skills necessary for dynamic leadership in the local church. A wide range of experienced church leaders and management gurus reflect on key components of successful contemporary church leadership including: part one which discusses people, leading a team, choosing and mentoring assistants, leading lay ministers and volunteers, how to delegate, how to resolve conflict; part two which describes organisation, leading churches of different sizes, leading multiple congregations, relating to the local community, initiating and completing projects, how to chair meetings; and, part three which discusses up close and personal, what kind of a leader are you, getting your work/life balance right, thinking strategically, preaching with a purpose, and much more.
Finally, onbehalfof theGroup of Trainersin Clinical Psychology, Iwould like to wish
anyone reading this book good luck intheir future careersandI look forward to
welcoming youlater on into the profession. Professor Graham Turpin Chair of the
Author: Alice Knight
Based on information gathered from assistants, trainee clinical psychologists and clinical psychology course directors across the country, How to Become a Clinical Psychologist includes: information on work experience advice on job applications and interviews details of research projects and training guest chapters dealing with reflections from trainees and professional issues. This guide is the first of its kind and will be an essential companion for anyone interested in pursuing a career in clinical psychology.
Though this may be a common reaction, it's important to understand how
thoroughly integrated assessment has become with effective teaching at the
college or university level. Instead of pausing at the end of a process and asking,
“How did ...
Author: Jeffrey Buller
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
The Essential College Professor is about the "how" and "why" of being a faculty member today. Based on the author's series of highly successful faculty development workshops, each chapter deals concisely with the most important information college professors need at their fingertips when confronted by a particular challenge or faced with an exciting opportunity. Written both as a comprehensive guide to an academic career and as a ready reference to be consulted whenever needed, The Essential College Professor emphasizes proven solutions over untested theories and stresses what faculty members have to know now in order to be successful in their careers. Each chapter is concluded by a short exercise that faculty members can perform to help them, for instance, completely revise a course by restructuring the syllabus and course materials, bring new life to a research project by reframing it as a book proposal or grant application, and so on.
There seems to be a universal drive in everyone that leads us to seek a power
greater than ourselves. John Powell, Roman Catholic priest and professor at
Loyola University in Chicago, wrote: All of us are willing to admit pangs of hunger
Author: Ken Reiners
Publisher: Author House
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
"Recent studies in America has shown that there is a growing trend of non-believers who have given up on organized religion because their spiritual needs are not being met. Ken Reiners' book now provides a guide for those non-believers who still want to grow spiritually. He makes a clear and concise differentiation between organized religion and spirituality. In this book Ken identifies eight, essential spiritual needs for becoming spiritually whole. He shares his personal spiritual struggle of letting go of the distorted religious beliefs imposed on him by his parents and other religious teachers. Discarding of these negative beliefs imposed on him by others and replacing them with positive ones has enabled Ken to become more spiritually whole. This book not only provides helpful insights for non-believers but for anyone who is seeking spiritual wholeness."
On the one side was the Christian ministry, the inspirational goal of being a
minister like my dad. On the other side was the academic life, the inspiring goal of becoming a professor of philosophy. Feeling a strong pull in both directions put
Author: John S. Peale
Category: Biography & Autobiography
For the only son of the famous preacher and author Norman Vincent Peale, life was not without its challenges. In this memoir, John S. Peale shares his story, one of love, tension, and resentment. Life in the shadow of a famous father became a long and heartfelt struggle to become his own man. Despite the difficulties he faced, he found a way to thrive and make his own way. After a long and distinguished career as a professor of philosophy, he became a scholar of religion in China. He was actively involved in church and community. His has been a successful road, but it wasnt always an easy one. Tensions between the famous father and his son created darkness and despair. While the two loved each other, their relationship was strained at best. Due to Johns strength of character and willful endurance, he was able to move beyond a sense of unworthiness to embrace that he is, indeed, a talented and giving man. Now in his seventies, John, with his warm and positive smile, emulates Confucius: At seventy, I could give my heart and mind free rein without overstepping the mark. Although the story of a famous parent causing resentment and isolation from a son or daughter is not unfamiliar, John seeks to inspire others in similar situations to have hope and faith in their own abilities and identity.
This book is written for you, a young individual who wishes to be prepared to face the challenges that life has to offer. Is this yet another book of dry, sterile, sweet-sounding advice? No. Instead, it offers a step-by-step road map plus strategies on how you may plan your future and achieve your goals. It deals with some of the obstacles that you might encounter in your quest, such as: fear, despair, uncertainty, and indecisiveness. The text is presented in an easy-to-read format as opposed to a compilation of technical and tiresome advice and with the many worksheets that are included, assists you to form your own plans, ranging from higher education to career planning. Moreover, it helps you to develop a self-vision, to see yourself in the future and to become familiar and comfortable with that vision. The author's objective is to inspire you to find value and meaning in your life, and to strive to become a fulfilled individual. Excerpts: " it is often not the lack of talent that hinders your progress, but rather the inability to properly harvest the talents that you possess." " a risk-averting approach to life, just to avoid failure, would result in the biggest failure of all-an unfulfilled life."