In View of Academic Careers and Career-Making Scholars (PB) by Victor N. ShawIn View of Academic Careers and Career-Making Scholars (PB) by Victor N. Shaw

In View of Academic Careers and Career-Making Scholars (PB)

byVictor N. Shaw

Paperback | February 15, 2008

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This volume connects career making to the general social context in which it takes place, careermakingindividuals to the large institutional establishment in which they operate, and specificallycareer academicians to the overall knowledge enterprise from which they draw their intellectualinspiration, on which they build their career achievements, and to which they contribute their personaltalents. The main purpose is to explore what academic institutions, the knowledge enterprise,and the society as a whole can and ought to do to enhance productivity, facilitate performance, andimprove experience of individual academicians in their career-making endeavor. Although variousinnovative ideas are presented to improve normal procedures or standard processes throughout academia,answers to this focal question often lie in different levels of organizational units involved inacademic operation. That is, what should a department do for its faculty, a college for its departments,a university for its colleges, an association for its member organizations, or a governmentfor its academic institutions, in the best interest of the latter? Similarly, although reformative measures are proposed to the attention ofestablished entities or institutionalized systems, change within the existing situation or practice to a large degree depends upon howpeople in various social roles relate to each other, in attitude as well as in behavior, when they perform their specific job. In other words,what should a professor do for graduate students, a senior scholar for junior colleagues, a chair for faculty members, a dean for chairs, auniversity chancellor for deans, an editor for authors, or an association president for the general membership, from the due perspectiveof the latter?The logic or legitimacy of examining this focal question and its organizational unit and social role is clear: a shining academician owesmuch to the support of his or her assistants, students, and followers, a rising university builds on the productivity of its individual divisions,and a thriving knowledge enterprise depends upon the success of individual career-making scholars. Beyond its own functionalityand success, by division of labor, the higher level or the larger system has an inescapable responsibility to ensure that individualplayers or components therein grow, develop, and perform to the best of their potential.In content, this volume consists of sixteen chapters. Chapter 1 identifies main pathways andstages in academic careers. Chapters 2-5 focuses on the career process, exploring majorrequirements that an academician has to work on and fulfill in his or her career-makingendeavor. These requirements include educational preparation, job search, institutional placement,and professional networking. Chapters 6-15 centers on the career structure, examiningessential elements that a scholar has to build and maintain in his or her career identity. Theseelements range from the academic degree, position, publication, teaching, presentation, service,grants, awards, and membership in academic associations, to tenure. The last chaptercapitalizes on the curriculum vitae as a miniature of the academic personality that a careerprofessional must present to the community of scholarship.
Title:In View of Academic Careers and Career-Making Scholars (PB)Format:PaperbackDimensions:212 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.45 inPublished:February 15, 2008Publisher:Information Age PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1593118856

ISBN - 13:9781593118853

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