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Survive and Thrive

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The experience of an untenured faculty member is highly dependent on the quality of the mentoring they receive. This mentoring may come from a number of different sources, and the concept of developing a constellation of mentors is highly recommended, but a mentoring relationship that is guided by the mentee's needs will be the most productive. Often, however, the mentee does not know their own needs, what questions to ask, and what topics they should discuss with a mentor. This book provides a guide to the mentoring process for untenured faculty. Perspectives are provided and questions posed on topics ranging from establishing scholarly expertise and developing professional networks to personal health and balancing responsibilities. The questions posed are not intended for the mentee to answer in isolation, rather a junior faculty member should approach these questions throughout their untenured years with the help of their mentors. Survive and Thrive: A Guide for Untenured Faculty will help to facilitate the mentoring process and lead junior faculty to a path where they can move beyond just surviving and truly thrive in their position. Table of Contents: Tough Questions About Why You Are Here / Joining Your Department and Discipline / Establishing Expertise / Developing Networks, Relationships, and Mentoring Activities / Getting Support and Evaluating Your Personal Health / Planning for the Future / Conclusion

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Copyright
  3. Title Page
  4. Abstract
  5. Dedication
  6. Contents
  7. Preface
    1. Introduction for the Untenured Faculty Member
    2. Introduction for the Mentor
  8. 1   Tough Questions About Why You Are Here
    1. 1.1   Assessing the Fit
      1. 1.1.1   Overarching Questions to Consider
      2. 1.1.2   Mentoring Conversation: On Institutional Fit
      3. 1.1.3   Detailed questions and suggestions to consider
    2. 1.2   Your Career and Your Partner
      1. 1.2.1   Overarching Questions to Consider
      2. 1.2.2   Mentoring Conversation: On Navigating the Job Hunt with a Partner
      3. 1.2.3   Detailed questions and suggestions to consider
    3. Bibliography
  9. 2   Joining Your Department and Discipline
    1. 2.1   Negotiating the Terms of Your Appointment
      1. 2.1.1   Overarching Questions to Consider
      2. 2.1.2   Mentoring Conversation: On Negotiating an Offer
      3. 2.1.3   Detailed Questions and Suggestions to Consider
    2. 2.2   What’s Coming?
      1. 2.2.1   Overarching Questions to Consider
      2. 2.2.2   Mentoring Conversation: On It Being More Than Just Getting Tenure
      3. 2.2.3   Detailed Questions and Suggestions to Consider
    3. 2.3   Professional Organizations
      1. 2.3.1   Overarching Questions to Consider
      2. 2.3.2   Mentoring Conversation: On the Finding the Right Professional Organization
      3. 2.3.3   Detailed Questions and Suggestions to Consider
    4. 2.4   Journal Articles, Books and Other Scholarly Products
      1. 2.4.1   Overarching Questions to Consider
      2. 2.4.2   Mentoring Conversation: On Writing
      3. 2.4.3   Mentoring Activity: Developing a Writing Group with Your Colleagues
      4. 2.4.4   Detailed Questions and Suggestions to Consider
      5. 2.4.5   Mentoring Activity: The Manuscript Submission and Review Process
    5. Bibliography
  10. 3   Establishing Expertise
    1. 3.1   Teaching
      1. 3.1.1   Overarching Questions to Consider
      2. 3.1.2   Mentoring Conversation: On Teaching Skills
      3. 3.1.3   Detailed Questions and Suggestions to Consider
      4. 3.1.4   Mentoring Activity: Developing Strategies to Create Inclusive Classroom
    2. 3.2   Advising and Mentoring Students
      1. 3.2.1   Overarching Questions to Consider
      2. 3.2.2   Mentoring Conversation: Beyond Advising
      3. 3.2.3   Detailed Questions and Suggestions to Consider
    3. 3.3   Research and Scholarly Activities
      1. 3.3.1   Overarching Questions to Consider
      2. 3.3.2   Mentoring Conversation: On the Ups and Downs of Doing Creative Work
      3. 3.3.3   Detailed Questions and Suggestions to Consider
    4. 3.4   Grants and Funding
      1. 3.4.1   Overarching Questions to Consider
      2. 3.4.2   Mentoring Conversation: On Writing Your First Proposal
      3. 3.4.3   Detailed Questions and Suggestions to Consider
      4. 3.4.4   Mentoring Activity: The Proposal Submission and Review Process
    5. 3.5   Service
      1. 3.5.1   Overarching Questions to Consider
      2. 3.5.2   Mentoring Conversation: On Engaging in the Right Kind of Service Activity for You
      3. 3.5.3   Detailed Questions and Suggestions to Consider
    6. 3.6   The Balancing Act
      1. 3.6.1   Overarching Questions to Consider
      2. 3.6.2   Mentoring Conversation: On Using One of the First Words You Learned as a Toddler
      3. 3.6.3   Detailed Questions and Suggestions to Consider
      4. 3.6.4   Mentoring Conversation: Don’t Try To Do It All At Once
      5. 3.6.5   Mentoring Activity: Mapping Your Balance between Teaching, Research and Service
    7. Bibliography
  11. 4   Developing Networks, Relationships, and Mentoring Activities
    1. 4.1   Getting the Mentoring You Need
      1. 4.1.1   Overarching Questions to Consider
      2. 4.1.2   Mentoring Conversation: On Finding the Role Models and Mentors You Need
      3. 4.1.3   Detailed Questions and Suggestions to Consider
      4. 4.1.4   Mentoring Activity: Starting Your Own Peer Mentoring Group
    2. 4.2   Becoming a Colleague?
      1. 4.2.1   Overarching Questions to Consider
      2. 4.2.2   Mentoring Conversation: On the Role Mentors Can Play in Overcoming Obstacles
      3. 4.2.3   Detailed Questions and Suggestions to Consider
    3. 4.3   Building Networks
      1. 4.3.1   Overarching Questions to Consider
      2. 4.3.2   Mentoring Conversation: On Strategies for Developing Your Networks
      3. 4.3.3   Detailed Questions and Suggestions to Consider
      4. 4.3.4   Mentoring Activity: Growing Your Network
    4. 4.4   Developing a Reputation-Make Yourself Visible!
      1. 4.4.1   Overarching Questions to Consider
      2. 4.4.2   Mentoring Conversation: On Positive Interactions with Your Colleagues
      3. 4.4.3   Detailed Questions and Suggestions to Consider
      4. 4.4.4   Mentoring Conversation: Resolving Conflicts
    5. 4.5   Making Presentations
      1. 4.5.1   Overarching Questions to Consider
      2. 4.5.2   Mentoring Conversation: On Becoming a Better Presenter, a Task in Continuous Improvement
      3. 4.5.3   Detailed Questions and Suggestions to Consider
    6. 4.6   Personal References
      1. 4.6.1   Overarching Questions to Consider
      2. 4.6.2   Mentoring Conversation: On Being a Good Letter Writer
      3. 4.6.3   Detailed Questions and Suggestions to Consider
    7. 4.7   Analyzing Power Relationships
      1. 4.7.1   Overarching Questions to Consider
      2. 4.7.2   Mentoring Conversation: On How Power Relationships Change Over Time
      3. 4.7.3   Detailed Questions and Suggestions to Consider
    8. Bibliography
  12. 5   Getting Support and Evaluating Your Personal Health
    1. 5.1   Your Life Outside the Institution
      1. 5.1.1   Overarching Questions to Consider
      2. 5.1.2   Mentoring Conversation: On the Importance of a Life Outside of Work
      3. 5.1.3   Detailed Questions and Suggestions to Consider
    2. 5.2   Emotional Support
      1. 5.2.1   Overarching Questions to Consider
      2. 5.2.2   Mentoring Conversation: On Getting the Support You Need
      3. 5.2.3   Detailed Questions and Suggestions to Consider
    3. 5.3   Your Personal Health
      1. 5.3.1   Overarching Questions to Consider
      2. 5.3.2   Mentoring Conversation: On the Physical Manifestations of Stress
      3. 5.3.3   Detailed Questions and Suggestions to Consider
    4. Bibliography
  13. 6   Planning for the Future
    1. 6.1   Charting Your Future
      1. 6.1.1   Overarching Questions to Consider
      2. 6.1.2   Mentoring Conversation: On Striving for a More Integrated Set of Life Goals
      3. 6.1.3   Detailed Questions and Suggestions to Consider
    2. 6.2   Documenting Your Accomplishments
      1. 6.2.1   Overarching Questions to Consider
      2. 6.2.2   Mentoring Conversation: On Keeping It All Organized
      3. 6.2.3   Detailed Questions and Suggestions to Consider
    3. 6.3   Careers Outside the Academy
      1. 6.3.1   Overarching Questions to Consider
      2. 6.3.2   Mentoring Conversation: On Leaving Academia
      3. 6.3.3   Detailed Questions and Suggestions to Consider
    4. Bibliography
  14. 7   Conclusion
  15. Index
  16. Afterword
  17. Author’s Biography