This invaluable source book offers guidance, support and advice for those contemplating or involved in academic careers. The contributions provide rich, personal, sometimes poignant and often humorous accounts of shared and unique experiences of those in the world of academia.

Working inside the University

Working inside the university

There is no question in my mind that even if I elect to retain the career frame as originally configured, my career picture has been enriched through these “reaching out” experiences. I have also enjoyed the opportunity to experience a realistic preview of a reshaped career structure, constructed from the planes of the original frame.

Judy D. Olian (p. 408)

Although socialized to “cosmopolitan” rather than “local” attitudes early in their graduate careers, most academics have at least some level of commitment to the institutions that employ them, and this tends to increase with their longevity on campus. Perhaps it is not surprising, then, that at midcareer many academics find themselves heavily involved in intracampus initiatives intended to increase their ...

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