An Academic Life

An Academic Life

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Academic life is complex. Adjusting to life as a new academic requires a range of skills and abilities to fulfill the multiple roles of a researcher, teacher, and administrator. This book assists in the process of orienting new academics to the nature of academic life, particularly with greater accountability, the growth in the numbers of academic staff, and the increasing demands and expectations from the growing student population. It addresses the key areas of academic work, including teaching, research, publishing, administration, community service, and the social and cultural aspects of academic life. The book brings together new academics and experienced educators from a variety of discipline backgrounds to provide clear and practical insights into the journey of entering the world of academic life. Any new academic will find this book an invaluable resource for conceptualizing and contextualizing the academic world they are now a part of.To permit this, more attention should be paid to the construction of essay questions or prompts. Instead of a ... For example, Brown, Irving and Keegan ( 2008) give an example of a structured essay prompt on the measurement of intelligence (see below). By following the two ... If marking of an essay cannot be completed in one marking session, a few samples from the previous session should be remarkedanbsp;...

Title:An Academic Life
Author:Robert H. Cantwell, Jill Janina Scevak
Publisher:Aust Council for Ed Research - 2010


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