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1 So you want to be a faculty member Marilla Svinicki Educational Psychology By PresenterMedia.comPresenterMedia.com

2 I love to learn and don’t want to stop! I love to work with students! I love to do research! It looks like a cushy job. None of the above. All of the above Why?

3 I like to learn new stuff all the time. I have a lot of control over what I do. It’s always a new day every day. People respect what I do. What do I like about it?

4 The balance between research and teaching for faculty What would you like me to tell you about?

5 Teach classes How many and what kinds varies. Keep up with the field. Do research or comparable professional activity. Supervise student work. Attend to administrivia (known as service) like scheduling, policies, national organization support, attending meetings, serving on committees. Raise money What do we do?

6 Four year liberal arts college Mid-level state or private (master’s programs and some Ph.D.) Research university (like UT) Community college Specialty college (like psychology only schools) What kind of institution do you want to be at? The process differs.

7 Get a Ph.D. in an area that is taught at the postsecondary level. Develop your scholarship visibility Have a coherent body or direction to your research Present at conferences, especially AERA Publish in established journals especially as first author How do you get to be a faculty member?

8 Get experience teaching, if possible. Different types of classes Different types of students Different levels of classes Increasing levels of responsibility Develop a teaching philosophy that is consonant with your teaching behavior Develop a teaching philosophy What do you think learning requires? What do you think your role as a teacher is? What do you think the students’ responsibilities are? What is your philosophy about evaluating student learning? More on how to get there

9 It takes more time than you think. It’s more work than you’d think. You get less help with everything than you’d think. Sometimes teaching the same class every semester is more boring than you’d think. BUT IT CAN ALSO BE MORE REWARDING THAN YOU’D THINK.


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