By following its practical, easy-to-use rules, novice faculty can learn to teach with the highest levels of student approval, involvement, and comprehension, with only modest preparation times and a greater reliance on spontaneity and student participation. Similarly, new faculty can use its rule-based practices to write with ease, increasing productivity, creativity, and publishability through brief, daily sessions of focused and relaxed work. And they can socialize more successfully by learning about often-misunderstood aspects of academic culture, including mentoring. Each rule in Advice for New Faculty Members has been tested on hundreds of new faculty and proven effective over the long run -- even in attaining permanent appointment. It is the first guidebook to move beyond anecdotes and surmises for its directives, based on the author's extensive experience and solid research in the areas of staff and faculty development.
For new teachers.
I was recommended this book as a writer just starting off, and it has helped me immensely with staying motivated and consistent.Published 6 months ago by Teddy Picker
I am a PhD student and had to read this for a pedagogy class ... and I am SO glad I did. It is phenomenal, with lots to make you think about your own teaching and learning styles. Read morePublished 14 months ago by kjwill
I'm not quite finished with this, but I'm already putting some of the mindful writing tips into practice, and I think it's really helping boost my productivity as I face a busy... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Allison P.
Is it possible to take seriously a book with a typographical error in its title? "Nihil nimus" is not Latin; it's just nonsense. The phrase is "nihil nimis."
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We've provided all of our new faculty with this book for at least the past three years. It is a great resource! Read morePublished on September 12, 2011 by T. Phipps
The main point is simple. Whether teaching (Section I) or writing (Section II), do at least a little every day: the "Brief Daily Session". Read morePublished on October 24, 2010 by Melalvai
I am a third-year tenure-track professor.
I found this book to be incredibly helpful. The information on dealing with unruly students was specifically useful to me in... Read more
I am very surprised to see all of the positive reviews on here. I have twice now tried to start reading this book and got about 15 pages in before canning it. Read morePublished on September 10, 2008 by anonymous
This book makes fairly simple information far more complex than it needs to be. The writing is much too wordy and repetitive. Read morePublished on June 23, 2008 by Dan D.