An Academic Life

A Handbook for New Academics

Edited by: Robert H. Cantwell, Jill J. Scevak

Academic life is complex. Adjusting to life as a new academic requires a range of skills and abilities to fulfill the multiple roles of a researcher, teacher, and administrator. This book assists in the process of orienting new academics to the nature of academic life, particularly with greater accountability, the growth in the numbers of academic staff, and the increasing demands and expectations from the growing student population. It addresses the key areas of academic work, including teaching, research, publishing, administration, community service, and the social and cultural aspects of academic life. The book brings together new academics and experienced educators from a variety of discipline backgrounds to provide clear and practical insights into the journey of entering the world of academic life. Any new academic will find this book an invaluable resource for conceptualizing and contextualizing the academic world they are now a part of.


205 pages

Publication Date: 7/1/2010
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9780864319081