Handbook for Pharmacy Educators: Getting Adjusted as a New Pharmacy Faculty Member

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CRC Press, Aug 22, 2002 - Medical - 88 pages
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What can senior pharmacy faculty do to help their junior colleagues succeed? The Handbook for Pharmacy Educators: Getting Adjusted as a New Pharmacy Faculty Member gives voice to junior pharmacy faculty members who present their personal accounts of their experiences on the job. These six junior faculty, representing the basic, administrative, and clinical sciences, share their lessons learned, give advice on what to do (and what NOT to do) as a new faculty member, and relate the triumphs and challenges they met along the way. For balance, a senior faculty member with experience in both teaching and research environments shares his thoughts on what the other authors have to say.

From the editors: ?Despite the existence of a couple of excellent references in this area, there has not been any previous work that takes this approach?that is, of allowing junior faculty, representing both teaching and research institutions, to share `memoirs? of their own unique experiences. We hope that this approach will ease the way for new faculty members and provide senior faculty, deans, and administrators who are long removed from new faculty status a better understanding of the hurdles that new faculty must clear today. In gaining this understanding, they may become even better advisors, mentors, and administrators.?

The Handbook for Pharmacy Educators: Getting Adjusted as a New Pharmacy Faculty Member will help new faculty address the questions that start with ?how,? like, How can I:
  • be sure to start my teaching out on the right foot?
  • figure out which teaching strategies are most appropriate?
  • establish and develop good rapport with my students?
  • begin to establish mutually beneficial relationships with my colleagues?
  • socialize and make new friends in my new environment?
  • gain support for my research agenda?
  • learn what resources are available to me?
  • find out about performance appraisals and rewards?
  • handle or appreciate the extra pressures facing faculty who don?t happen to be white males?
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
A Chemists Perspective in a School of Pharmacy
9
Experiences of a FirstYear Pharmacy Practice Faculty Member at a Public University
19
Perspective of a New Faculty Member
35
Every Cloud Does Have a Silver Lining
47
Life and Times of a New Social and Administrative Sciences Faculty Member
61
Succeeding in AcademeSelfManagement and Passion
73
Index
85
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David P. Zgarrick, PhD, FAPhA, Acting Dean and Professor, School of Pharmacy, Bouve College of Health Sciences, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts.Greg L. Alston, PharmD, Associate Professor and Director of Outcomes Assessment, Wingate University School of Pharmacy, Wingate, North Carolina.Leticia R. Moczygemba, PharmD, PhD, Associate Professor and Director, Center for Pharmacy Practice Transformation, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy, Richmond, Virginia.Shane P. Desselle, RPh, PhD, FAPhA, Professor, College of Pharmacy, Touro University California, Vallejo, California.

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