Coping With Faculty Stress

Author: Walter H. Gmelch
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780803949706
Size: 77.16 MB
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This useful book outlines the chief forms and major causes of academic stress. Practical advice shows how to distinguish negative from positive stress and how to deal with negative stressors in life and at work. The book includes exercises to help the academic understand how stress affects him or her, as well as forms to help design programmes for coping with stress.

Successful Publishing In Scholarly Journals

Author: Bruce Thyer
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780803948372
Size: 58.46 MB
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Offering an insider's view of the subject, this practical guide demystifies the process of publishing in scholarly journals. The author explains how to increase the chances of having articles accepted, how to market published articles and how to achieve a consistent level of productive publishing.

How To Make Effective Presentations

Author: Elizabeth P. Tierney
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780803959576
Size: 75.54 MB
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,Public speaking remains a nerve-racking experience for even the most frequent practitioners. This unique guide is written specifically for the needs of academic presenters; both teachers and students. It combines the principles of effective communication with practical suggestions for success in all types of academic presentation formats including lectures, papers, symposia, speeches, research proposals and conferences.

Improving Writing Skills

Author: Arthur Asa Berger
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1452254397
Size: 71.26 MB
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This brief, practical guide illustrates the most common kinds of business correspondence that a university professor is required to produce and offers useful advice to make these communications as effective as possible. The author also offers general suggestions on effective writing, including brainstorming and collaborating, persuasion, outlining and revising, and designing documents.

Voices Of Experience

Author: Mary-Ann Winkelmes
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9780820449012
Size: 65.67 MB
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The authors of Voices of Experience are members of a rapidly growing population of academics who focus their efforts as seriously on teaching as they do on scholarship. Their essays grew out of a seminar at the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning, which was devoted to topics that teachers early in their academic careers wanted to explore with their colleagues: effective teaching techniques, students' and teachers' motivation, discussion in the classroom, collaborative learning, lecturing, diversity, grading and feedback, and balancing teaching and professional concerns. Voices of Experience offers the reader an opportunity to share the results of this interdisciplinary exchange.

Planning A Successful Conference

Author: Cynthia Winter
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1452255083
Size: 11.39 MB
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This useful guide demystifies the conference process. The author, a professional meetings planner with 25 years experience, addresses all aspects of conference planning including: programme planning; budgeting; finding a location; advertising; and finding speakers and entertainment.

Tips For Improving Testing And Grading

Author: John C. Ory
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1452253900
Size: 44.24 MB
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Using detailed examples, checklists and exercises, the authors show how to develop, use and grade classroom examinations. They provide a thorough, step-by-step discussion of general testing and grading issues, including: deciding on the content of an exam; assessing difficulty levels; writing different kinds of test items; scoring different test items; evaluating different subject areas; helping students review for an exam; and developing grading methods and strategies.

Convention Survival Techniques

Author: Louis R. Franzini
Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc
ISBN: 9780803974142
Size: 77.11 MB
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Why should you bother to attend your disciplinesÆ professional conventions? Convention Survival Techniques addresses the apprehensions that prevent students and professionals from attending meetings while suggesting strategies for maximizing the experience from learning what is happening in your field to meeting professional and social goals. Written with humor and warmth, the authors address such issues as mastering the convention program, convention session etiquette, expanding your professional network from peers to publishers, strategies for traveling within a budget, and successful poster and paper presentations. You will not only learn how to "survive" conventions, but to thrive at them.

Surviving Mental Illness

Author: Agnes B. Hatfield
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9780898620221
Size: 49.72 MB
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In this era of revolutionary progress in the areas of science and medicine, it comes as no surprise that knowledge of the biology of mental illness and psychopharmacologic treatments has increased greatly within the past few decades. During this same time frame, however, the experiential side of mental illness has been almost completely neglected by researchers and educators. Fortunately, the trend is being reversed. Leading authorities are becoming increasingly aware that the personal experiences of people with severe and persistent mental illness can reveal the most authentic--and perhaps most helpful--information on behaviors that have long puzzled professionals in the field. This has contributed to a renewed and growing interest in learning more about the ways people experience mental illness and the process of recovery. Leading the way in redressing the imbalance, this book examines the subjective experiences of patients with multiple diagnoses, including schizophrenia, bipolar illness, major endogenous depression, and other disorders with psychotic features and long-term disabling consequences. Numerous personal accounts are drawn from research reports, newsletters, journals, spoken reports, and observed behavior to shed light on the inner worlds of people afflicted with severe and persistent mental illness. The volume covers a wide range of topics, starting with disturbances in the sense of self, in emotions, relationships, and behaviors, and in the ways reality is experienced by the mentally ill. In the process, some common patterns of lifetime experience are revealed even among patients with great differences in levels of functional capability and in their emotional and rational assessment of their experience. The final section of the book is directed toward understanding the process of acceptance, growth toward recovery, and the development of an acceptable identity and new purpose in life. Material is presented within the conceptual framework of coping and adaptation and self theory; in addition, considerable attention is given to the patient's perception of which types of personal and professional relationships have been helpful or not helpful. As a result, the book yields important lessons--from the patients themselves--on how service providers, caregivers, and the community at large can be most helpful to those afflicted with major mental illness. Professionals who wish to increase their capacity for empathy, develop more effective rehabilitation strategies, and advance research linking brain anomalies and patient experience will find this book illuminating. Because it illustrates in moving and powerful ways how people truly experience psychiatric disability in a society that demeans their condition and in a helping environment that only dimly understands their agony, the book will be extremely useful for psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, psychiatric nurses, educators, and graduate students in psychopathology and clinical skills training.