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How to Write a Lot: a practical guide to productive academic writing
Call Number: ProQuest ebook
Publication Date: 2018
In this 2nd edition of a popular guide published by the American Psychological Association, its author, Paul Silvia, offers advice from his own experience in order to help writers in many disciplines overcome barriers to writing and using their time productively. This book covers practical strategies to motivate students, professors, researchers, and other academics to become better and more prolific writers. Topics include how to write, submit, and revise academic work; writing formats such as journal articles and books; and effective time management that avoids sacrificing evenings, weekends, and vacations. New in this edition is a chapter on writing grant and fellowship proposals.
Classroom Management in Teacher Education Programs
Call Number: Springer ebook
Publication Date: 2017
This book investigates the impact of integrating culturally relevant and pedagogically dynamic classroom management strategies into the curriculum of an urban secondary education pre-service methods course.
Getting into Graduate School in the Sciences
Call Number: Cambridge ebook
Publication Date: 2016
Adopting a step-by-step approach, you will be guided through the entire application process, from undergraduate preparation and choice of graduate program, to funding, applying, scheduling a visit, and finally deciding which offer to accept.
Doctoral Writing in the Creative and Performing Arts
Call Number: LB2369 .D63, Geisel 6th fl.
Publication Date: 2014
This book casts light on the unique and challenging form of the doctoral thesis in the creative and performing arts, where the written text is combined with a creative/performed text, to present a unique contribution to research. There are chapters that have content directly relevant to career exploration relating to pursuing a PhD in a wide range of arts fields.
The Professor Is In: the essential guide to turning your Ph.D. into a job
Call Number: LB1778 .K45, Geisel 6th fl.
Publication Date: 2015
The definitive career guide for grad students, adjuncts, post-docs and anyone else eager to get tenure or turn their Ph.D. into their ideal job. This book will help you plan and understand exactly what you need for a successful academic job search,how to avoid common mistakes, and how to decide when to point your Ph.D. toward other, non-academic options.
How to Read Like a Pro
Every field and industry has at least one publication that people in the field read to keep up with what's going on. These magazines are in the Library's collections and you can access them and read like any pro in your field! For those exploring careers, they are great sources for inspiration. For job seekers, they are sources that can help you look knowledgable on trends, which can give you an edge for your job interviews and put you at ease for those moments of small talk with a potential employer.
Academic Search Complete
To find more industry news for your own special interest, type your keywords and do a search. In the results, look at the left nav bar for Source Type and click "trade journals" and/or "magazines" to follow the latest news. You may set up an alert in your email for weekly updates or follow the feed in a news reader.
Example: academia news. Check off "Trade Publications" on the left to focus on news & developments in the field.
Resources about Being Adjunct
Quick Hits for Adjunct Faculty and Lecturers
Call Number: JSTOR e-book
Publication Date: 2015
Non-tenure-track lecturers and adjunct instructors face particular challenges at US colleges, including heavy teaching loads, lack of office space, little control over the selection of course topics or textbooks, and long commutes between jobs at two or more schools. Quick Hits for Adjunct Faculty and Lecturers contains short, practice-oriented articles by experienced instructors that offer valuable teaching and career tips for balancing competing demands, addressing student issues, managing classrooms, and enhancing professional development.
Equality for Contingent Faculty
Call Number: ebrary e-book
Publication Date: 2014
Today three-fourths of all faculty are characterized as "contingent instructional staff," a nearly tenfold increase from 1975. This book brings together eleven activists from the United States and Canada to describe the problem, share case histories, and offer concrete solutions.
American Association of University Professors (AAUP)
From the AAUP website: "The AAUP's purpose is to advance academic freedom and shared governance, to define fundamental professional values and standards for higher education, and to ensure higher education's contribution to the common good."