BOOKS FOR TEACHERS, ADMINISTRATORS, AND POLICYMAKERS IN HIGHER EDUCATION

Success After Tenure

Supporting Mid-Career Faculty

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November 2018
9781620366813
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  • Language English
  • Pages 372 pp.
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November 2018
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November 2018
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November 2018
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This book brings together leading practitioners and scholars engaged in professional development programming for and research on mid-career faculty members. The chapters focus on key areas of career development and advancement that can enhance both individual growth and institutional change to better support mid-career faculties.

The mid-career stage is the longest segment of the faculty career and it contains the largest cohort of faculty. Also, mid-career faculty are tasked with being the next generation of faculty leaders and mentors on their respective campuses, with little to no supports to do so effectively, at a time when higher education continues to face unprecedented challenges while managing continued goal of diversifying both the student and faculty bodies.

The stories, examples, data, and resources shared in this book will provide inspiration--and reality checks--to the administrators, faculty developers, and department chairs charged with better supporting their faculties as they engage in academic work. Current and prospective faculty members will learn about trends in mid-career faculty development resources, see examples of how to create such supports when they are lacking on their campuses, and gain insights on how to strategically advance their own careers based on the realities of the professoriate.

The book features a variety of institution types: community colleges, regional/comprehensive institutions, liberal arts colleges, public research universities, ivy league institutions, international institutions, and those with targeted missions such as HSI/MSI and Jesuit.

Topics include faculty development for formal and informal leadership roles; strategies to support professional growth, renewal, time and people management; teaching and learning as a form of scholarship; the role of learning communities and networks as a source of support and professional revitalization; global engagement to support scholarship and teaching; strategies to recruit, retain, and promote underrepresented faculty populations; the policy-practice connection; and gender differences related to key mid-career outcomes.

While the authors acknowledge that the challenges facing the mid-career stage are numerous and varying, they offer a counter narrative by looking at ways that faculty and/or institutions can assert themselves to find opportunities within challenging contexts. They suggest that these challenges highlight priority mentoring areas, and support the creation of new and innovative faculty development supports at institutional, departmental, and individual levels.

“The pivotal accomplishment of an emergent scholar—tenure—is celebrated by all, yet can give way to uncertainty and detachment. The chapters in Success After Tenure: Supporting Mid-Career Faculty provide pragmatic advice to midcareer professors navigating the next journey on their academic path. Baker, Lunsford, Neisler, Pifer, and LaPointe Terosky have edited an essential resource for scholars post tenure and their allies seeking a fulfilling career.”

Richard J. Reddick, Associate Professor and Coordinator, Program in Higher Education Leadership - University of Texas at Austin

“Much has been written about how to help pre-tenure faculty members successfully navigate through early career to achieve promotion and tenure. Until relatively recently, however, many in the academy have ignored the mid-career phase of faculty life, assuming that once tenured, faculty members will easily ascend to the highest ranks of the professoriate without any assistance. It turns out, this is not the case. Midcareer faculty are in need of support, mentoring, and guidance to help them achieve the milestones associated with academic success – including promotion to full professor. The present volume is a timely, interesting, well-written book that provides helpful research and practical tools to assist post-tenure faculty members and their institutions in recognizing the barriers and opportunities that affect career progression. Faculty members and administrators from across fields and institutional types will find this volume informative and useful in facilitating faculty success during the very important middle phase of the career ladder.”

Lisa Wolf-Wendel, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies & Professor of Higher Education Administration, School of Education - University of Kansas

Foreword by Mary Deane Sorcinelli
Acknowledgments
Introduction—Vicki L. Baker, Aimee LaPointe Terosky, Laura Gail Lunsford, Gretchen Neisler, and Meghan J. Pifer

1) Faculty Development in the United States: Past and Present—Vicki L. Baker and Christina M. Vo Phan

Part One: Leadership Development—Laura Gail Lunsford
2) The Academic Leadership Institute for Mid-Career Faculty—Vicki L. Baker, Laura Gail Lunsford, and Meghan J. Pifer
3) Developing Leaders for the Next Phase of Jesuit Higher Education: Ignatian Leadership Program for Faculty—Karin Botto and Carolyn Berenato
4) “Stayin’ Alive” and Thriving at Mid-Career–Amy Strage

Part Two: Teaching and Learning—Aimee LaPointe Terosky
5) Examining Mid-Career Faculty Development Through a Sociocultural, Professional Learning Lens—Annique Boelryk and Cheryl Amundsen
6) Scholarship of Teaching and Learning as a Vehicle for Thriving in Mid-Career—Mike Pinter
7) Attracting Mid-Career Faculty to Teach in First-Year Student Learning Communities—Hillary H. Steiner

Part Three: Scholarly Development—Gretchen Neisler
8) Global Research Innovation: A Case of Evolving the Mid-Career Faculty Research Portfolio—Gretchen Neisler
9) Under Pressure: The Challenge for Mid-Career Researchers in the Innovation Age—George Carayannopoulos and Ruth Graham
10) Getting Over the Hump: Continued Professional Development for Mid-Career Faculty—LeRhonda Manigault-Bryant, Denise Kimber Buell, Lee Y. Park and John P. Gerry
11) Faculty Development for Mid-Career Women in STEM: Cementing Career Success, Building Future Leaders—Sandra L. Laursen and Ann E. Austin

Part Four: Special Topics—Meghan J. Pifer
12) “Where did all the Mentoring Go?” Exploring Undefined Mid-Career Paths Through Informal Peer-Mentoring Networks—Jeannetta G. Williams and Kim Case
13) Evidence-Based Faculty Development: The COACHE Research-Practice Partnership—Kiernan Mathews and R. Todd Benson
14) Navigating a Foggy Climate: Women Associate Professors' Sense of Agency and Work Environment Experiences—Courtney Lennartz and KerryAnn O’Meara
15) Supporting Mid-Career Faculty Members: A Research and Practice Agenda—Jaime Lester, Jennifer Lebrón, and Carrie Klein

Editors and Contributors
Index

Vicki L. Baker

Vicki L. Baker is a professor of economics and management at Albion College.

Laura Gail Lunsford

Laura Gail Lunsford is a professor and the department chair of psychology at Campbell University.

Gretchen Neisler

Gretchen Neisler is vice provost for international affairs at the University of Tennessee.

Meghan J. Pifer

Meghan J. Pifer is an associate professor of higher education administration in the Department of Educational Leadership, Evaluation, and Organizational Development at the University of Louisville.

Aimee LaPointe Terosky

Aimee LaPointe Terosky is an associate professor of educational leadership at Saint Joseph's University.