So You Want to Be a College Professor?
- Publish Date: 2003-07-14
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: William Hayes
Author William Hayes fully describes all phases of the work of a college professor in this in-depth study. It was designed to help those students considering a career as a college teacher determine whether it is an appropriate career choice. An important aspect of the book is an account of current problems facing higher education such as: affirmative action programs, grade inflation, faculty tenure and promotion, and ethical issues facing college teachers. Other aspects of the position discussed are the unionization of faculty, the role of college athletics, the impact of higher tuition costs, faculty load, academic freedom, and possible discrimination against women faculty. The reader will also learn about the usual qualifications for adjuncts and how to acquire a position.
An in-depth discussion of the advantages and disadvantages of a career as a college teacher
A brief description of the historical development of colleges and universities
Suggestions on how to succeed as a teacher, advisor, researcher, and committee member
An examination of the political structure of colleges and universities and a description of the various pressure groups that affect the politics of colleges
Will be of special interest to teachers and administrators.