|About the book|
* planning a career in higher education?
* an academic whose career could and should develop?
* wondering how you can realize your potential across institutions, departments and disciplines?
* looking for a career strategy?
Then this timely book has been written for you.
Designed for those working, or hoping to work, within the higher education system, this handbook will also be of value to those in more established positions who want to develop their own careers or want to support younger colleagues.
With an emphasis on supporting staff development, this timely handbook offers guidance on the craft of performing five key tasks - networking, teaching, researching, writing and managing. Additionally, issues such as getting published, networking, obtaining research funding, principles of teaching and assessment, and seeking promotion are discussed.
The handbook is designed to be accessible, illuminating and entertaining, with useful advice and critical viewpoints juxtaposed. So if you want a successfully planned career instead of just 'letting it happen', then this handbook's for you.
|About the authors|
The authors have previously published together How to Research, Open University Press.
Dr Loraine Blaxter is a part-time Research Associate and Deputy Director of the International Centre for Education in Development at the University of Warwick.
Dr Christina Hughes is a Lecturer in the Department of Continuing Education at the University of Warwick. She is co-editor of Gender and Education.
Dr Malcolm Tight is Reader in Continuing Education at the University of Warwick. His most recent book is Key Concepts in Adult Education and Training (Routledge, 1996). He is co-editor of Higher Education Quarterly.
|Table of contents|
Starting an academic career
Developing an academic career
Organizations and journals