Information of interest to new faculty members
Last Updated: Sep 21, 2015
Life on the Tenure Track: lessons from the first year
Call Number: 378.12 La 57, L
Publication Date: 2005
Will my students like me? Will my teaching schedule allow me time to do research and write? Do I really want to spend the rest of my life in this profession? Is anyone awake in the backrow? Lang narrates the story of his first year on the tenure track with wit and wisdom.
Professor Mommy: finding work-family balance in academia
Call Number: 378.082 Co 57, p
Publication Date: 2011
"A guide for women who want to combine the life of the mind with the joys of motherhood. The book provides practical suggestions gleaned from the experiences of the authors, together with those of other women who have successfully combined parenting with professorships."
Papa, PhD: essays on fatherhood by men in the academy
Call Number: 306.8742 Pa 64, p
Publication Date: 2010
"It is not easy raising a family and balancing work and personal commitments in academia, regardless of gender....the stress of making tenure with the demands of life with children. While women's careers are derailed more often than men's as a result of such competing pressures, fathers, too, experience conflicting feelings about work and home, making parenting ever more challenging."
Academic Support Services - Andy Campbell, Academic Counseling (x5248)
Location: Maytag Student Center
- Academic Probation
- Students experiencing exceptional circumstances
- Coordination with Student Life offices: Counseling, Career, Intercultural Life, etc.
Tutoring Center - Cyndi Boertje, Tutor and Academic Alert Coordinator (x5364)
Location: Library, 2nd floor
- Peer tutoring in particular subjects including writing (guided by Writing Program Administrator Council's best practices)
- Informational resources for students on rhetoric, writing, source work, and grammar and usage
- Study skills handouts and workshops
- Academic Alert referral system
- Consultation for faculty on assignment design, portfolio development, assessment, and other writing concerns
- Faculty Resource Library consisting of up-to-date literature on Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) and Writing in the Disciplines (WID)
- Faculty development workshops on WAC and WID
Student Support Services - Nancy Kroese, Director (x5267)
Matt Diehl, Assistant Director (x5230)
Location: Maytag Student Center, Rm 240
- Academic support for first-generation, low income and disabled students
- Accommodations and alternative testing for students with disabilities
- Coordination of Introduction to College Success courses
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