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The Academic Gateway
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The Academic Gateway: Understanding the Journey to Tenure investigates the experiences of professors employed in tenure-track positions who are starting their career within a university environment, but have not yet attained the affirmation and permanence that tenure offers. The role that they have taken on entails the preparation of students within a professional school. Some of them have very limited professional experience, while others bring multiple years of experience with them in their transition to a faculty of education.

The contributors speak to the three key components of their faculty role: teaching, service, and research. Addressing organizational structures and differences relative to prior roles, they examine how these changes
have assisted, confused or altered the way they conduct their day-to-day work. They speak about relevant prior experiences, the preparation they received through graduate school, and the details of the learning curve as they entered into their tenure track role.

Have they been successful? The reader will experience the same uncertainty and anticipation every professor goes through during their journey to tenure. This approach amplifies the realism of not knowing whether issues that are spoken about will ultimately be overcome and enhances the validity of their experiences by not biasing the contributions towards those who expect success.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Half Title, Title Page, Copyright, About the Cover Photo
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  1. Table of Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Acknowledgements
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-10
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  1. Section I
  1. Editors’ Preface—Late Tenure-Track
  2. pp. 13-16
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  1. Chapter 1: On the Tenure-Track: Navigating Research, Teaching, and Service Responsibilities in a U15 Institution
  2. Frank Deer
  3. pp. 17-28
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  1. Chapter 2: Meet Jill—She Fell Down the Hill but Came Back up Again: Struggling With Mental Illness While on the Path to Tenure
  2. Joan M. Chambers
  3. pp. 29-40
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  1. Chapter 3: Re-Locating: Moving Between the Field and the University
  2. Lee Anne Block
  3. pp. 41-50
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  1. Chapter 4: Belonging Differently: Immigration, Identity, and Tenure-Track
  2. Cecile Badenhorst
  3. pp. 51-62
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  1. Chapter 5: The Three-Headed Monster
  2. Greg Rickwood
  3. pp. 63-72
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  1. Section II
  1. Editors’ Preface—Tenure-Track Collaboration
  2. pp. 75-78
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  1. Chapter 6: Women Reflect on Becoming an Academic: Challenges and Supports
  2. Memorial’s Education Writing Group
  3. pp. 79-92
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  1. Chapter 7: I Think You Are Ambivalent: The Realities of Indigenous Scholarship in Mainstream Universities
  2. Onowa McIvor, María del Carmen Rodríguez de France, Trish Rosborough
  3. pp. 93-110
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  1. Chapter 8: A Dynamic Duet: Fluid Mentorship and Holistic Co-Teaching
  2. Manu Sharma, Cam Cobb
  3. pp. 111-126
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  1. Section III
  1. Editors’ Preface—Mid-Tenure-Track
  2. pp. 129-132
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  1. Chapter 9: Practitioner to Academic: A Composition of Transitions
  2. Timothy M. Sibbald
  3. pp. 133-144
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  1. Chapter 10: Surviving and Thriving in the First Years of Tenure-Track: A Journey Through France, Spain, and Québec
  2. Margarida Romero
  3. pp. 145-158
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  1. Chapter 11: For Academy’s Sake: A Former Practitioner’s Search for Scholarly Relevance
  2. Lloyd Kornelsen
  3. pp. 159-178
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  1. Chapter 12: Transitioning to the Academic Tenure-Track at Mid-Career: Exploring Adaptive and Maladaptive Responses to Challenges and Adversity
  2. Peter Milley
  3. pp. 179-196
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  1. Section IV
  1. Editors’ Preface—Early Tenure-Track
  2. pp. 199-202
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  1. Chapter 13: From There to Here
  2. Victoria (Tory) Handford
  3. pp. 203-216
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  1. Chapter 14: The “Ten-Year Road” to Tenure: A Personal Narrative of the Beginning Phases of the Journey
  2. Greg Ogilvie
  3. pp. 217-232
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  1. Chapter 15: Professor, Student, Mother: Can You Have It All?
  2. Kathy Snow
  3. pp. 233-248
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  1. Chapter 16: Just Today and Just Tomorrow: Building Capacity on the Tenure-Track in New Brunswick
  2. Lyle Hamm
  3. pp. 249-264
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  1. Conclusion: Tenure-Track Advice
  2. pp. 265-272
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 273-280
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 281-285
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  1. Series Page
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  1. Back Cover
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