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Title The essential college professor : a practical guide to an academic career / Jeffrey L. Buller.
Imprint San Francisco, CA : Jossey-Bass, c2010.


 Main Stacks  LB1778.2 .B85 2010    AVAILABLE
Edition 1st ed.
Description xv, 409 p. ; 23 cm.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references.
Subject College teachers -- United States.
Universities and colleges -- United States -- Faculty.
College teaching -- Vocational guidance -- United States.
Faculty -- United States.
Teaching -- methods -- United States.
Universities -- United States.
Contents Applying for a faculty position -- Interviewing for a faculty position -- What kind of professor are you? -- Career planning for college professors -- The tenure and promotion process -- Special challenges for junior faculty -- Special challenges for midcareer faculty -- Special challenges for senior faculty -- Taking the next step in your career -- Assessing student learning -- Writing an effective course syllabus -- Developing creative course materials -- Teaching small classes -- Teaching large classes -- Teaching one-on-one -- Teaching with technology -- Reducing grade anxiety -- Promoting student engagement -- Addressing academic misconduct -- Maintaining appropriate faculty-student relations -- Dealing with student problems and problem students -- Taking the next step in your teaching -- Writing a grant proposal -- Writing a book proposal -- Overcoming research block -- Balancing scholarship with other duties -- Seeking and providing peer support for scholarship -- Alternative forms of scholarship -- Taking the next step in your scholarship -- Service reconsidered -- Creating an effective curriculum vitae -- Seeking leadership positions -- Serving on committees -- Serving as an academic advisor -- Serving as a mentor -- Handling conflict with a supervisor -- Handling conflict with colleagues -- The faculty member as fundraiser -- Exploring the possibility of administrative work -- Taking the next step in your service.