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Challenges of the faculty career for women : success and sacrifice / Maike Ingrid Philipsen, with Timothy Bostic ; foreword by Mary Deane Sorcinelli.


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Philipsen, Maike.
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1st ed. - San Francisco, CA : Jossey-Bass, c2008.
  • Book
  • xx, 341 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 329-335) and index.
  • Foreword, by Mary Deane Sorcinelli.Acknowledgments.About the Authors.Introduction.The People.The Places.The Methods.The Author: I Had to Get Divorced to Find a Healthy Balance in My Life .Organization of the Book.1. Early Career: It Is Tenure or It Is Nothing .The Curse of Ill-Defined Expectations: It's a Moving Target .Parents on the Tenure-Track: I Always Feel Like My Attention Is Divided .Single Women0.The Two-Body Problem: People Have to Think of This More as a Package Deal .The Immigrant Scholar: I Feel Many Times I Live Between Cracks .Making It Work and Dealing with It: Enablers and Coping Strategies: Keep Moving and Getting It Done .2. Mid-Career: I'm Not Sleepwalking-- I'm Making Decisions .Lumbering Under the Load: It's Only Work, Work, Work .Mothering in Mid-Career: We Are the Ones Who Never Have the Cookies Baked .Defining Your Identity: I Didn't Want to Play This Game Anymore .Making It Work and Dealing with It: Psyching Out What Does Really Count and Reconciling That with My Own Values and Priorities .3. Late-Career: This Is Who I Am, and I'm Going to Be Who I Want to Be .Defining the Relationship: You've Reached That Level of Self-Actualization .Providing Elder Care: Those of Us Who Are the Sandwich Generation .Regrets and Sacrifices: There Are Always Costs .About Pioneers and Outsiders: Nobody Is Going to Give a Five-Year Grant to a Seventy-Five-Year-Old Woman .Thinking About Retirement: I Just Hope I Know When It Is Time to Leave .Making It Work and Dealing with It: Enablers and Coping Strategies0.4. Comparisons0.Men: I Still Experience a Lot of Male Privilege .Generations: We Still Have Strides to Make, but at the Same Time, We Have Come a Long Way .5. Recommendations0.What Women Want: Reform of Academe0.While Women Wait: Advice for the Interim0.Conclusion0.Appendix A: Balancing Professional and Personal Lives-A Quantitative Assessment, by Tim Bostic0.Appendix B: The Survey0.Appendix C: Frequencies and Histograms 0.References0.Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Publisher's Summary:
Based on interviews with female faculty members at various stages in their careers, this compelling resource examines how women faculty members juggle the extraordinary demands of their personal lives with the pressures of their academic careers. "Challenges of the Faculty Career for Women" explores and offers recommendations about such commonplace issues as choosing between and balancing work and family, defining identity and priorities, facing elder-care issues, and working in a historically male-dominated environment.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
Bostic, Timothy.
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