The end of the semester must be near because nearly all the new faculty members I met last week were holding their breath, trying to keep their heads above water, and praying for the end of the semester! The feelings of exhaustion and frustration I heard repeatedly were both intense and predictable. As a result, let's focus on some concrete ways to deal with Common New Faculty Mistake #15: Failing to Recognize and Adjust to the Rhythms of the Semester.
Winning Tenure Without Losing Your Soul
Kerry Ann Rockquemore wants you to reconsider the quest for the perfect mentor.
Kerry Ann Rockquemore writes about the danger of fighting everything and of the danger of never expressing legitimate frustrations.
Kerry Ann Rockquemore writes that junior faculty members are too quick to assume they can't get help, and too hesitant to ask.
When you get negative feedback, writes Kerry Ann Rockquemore, analyze it, deal with it (if appropriate) and move on.
To advance your career, writes Kerry Ann Rockquemore, you need your mental and physical health.
Just because you care about your students doesn't mean their needs should take over your life, writes Kerry Ann Rockquemore.
The frenzied middle of the semester is a time when feedback is essential, writes Kerry Ann Rockquemore.
To get ahead, you need to know how you spend time, writes Kerry Ann Rockquemore.