Advice for New Faculty Members: Nihil Nimus

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Allyn and Bacon, 2000 - Medical - 319 pages
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Advice for New Faculty Members: Nihil Nimus is a unique and essential guide to the start of a successful academic career. As its title suggests (nothing in excess), it advocates moderation in ways of working, based on the single-most reliable difference between new faculty who thrive and those who struggle. By following its practical, easy-to-use rules, novice faculty can learn to teach with the highest levels of student approval, involvement, and comprehension, with only modest preparation times and a greater reliance on spontaneity and student participation. Similarly, new faculty can use its rule-based practices to write with ease, increasing productivity, creativity, and publishability through brief, daily sessions of focused and relaxed work. And they can socialize more successfully by learning about often-misunderstood aspects of academic culture, including mentoring. Each rule in Advice for New Faculty Members has been tested on hundreds of new faculty and proven effective over the long run -- even in attaining permanent appointment. It is the first guidebook to move beyond anecdotes and surmises for its directives, based on the author's extensive experience and solid research in the areas of staff and faculty development.For new teachers.

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User Review  - CassandraT - LibraryThing

the section on writing is good - hence the stars. I thought I would get more from the mentoring discussion and study of minorities. Instead, I got a really surface overview of data. My experience, as ... Read full review

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A real revelation! Refreshing evidence based and convincing advice how to deal with demanding academic life in a more stress free whilst more effective and successful way. I am trying to adjust my own habits where necessary.


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