TOMORROW'S PROFESSOR:
Preparing for Academic Careers in Science and Engineering
by Richard M. Reis, Stanford University

Tomorrow's Professor Listserv

Greetings:

Welcome to Tomorrows-ProfessorListserv with postings twice a week (usually on Monday and Thursday). By all means feel free to offer comments, reactions, ideas, and suggestions (informal is just fine) that can be shared with the approximately 3,000 other members (mostly graduate students, postdocs, and beginning faculty at colleges and universities around the world). Looking forward to hearing from you.

Richard Reis

Here are the titles of the first 120 postings by category. Copies can be found below under the appropriate archives.

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Tomorrow's Professor Postings 1-120 by Category

Academia
9 How Our Students See the World
20 Ethically Problematic Behaviors in Science
26 Redefining Scholarly Work - An Example from Civil Engineering
28 New Faculty Reward Structures
29 Textbooks -Retreat, Renaissance, or Revolution?
30 Information Technology In The United States - Relevance to Higher Education
39 The Designated Dozen: Twelve Books Every Science and Engineering Professor Should Have on Their Shelf, or in Their Department Office
40 Time Pressures, Faculty Development, and Institutional Rewards and Recognition
45 Retaining Master Jugglers - AND "Keeping Our Faculties" Conference
48 Faculty Learning and Institutional Change
49 Stanford to Offer its First Complete Online Degree Program
50 Number of Subscribers by Academic Institution
53 The Information Glut, a New (Or Is it Old?) Perspective
57 Interesting Statistics on Higher Education in The U.S.
61 Report on an Important New Affirmative Action Study
62 The Millennial Generation
70 The Urgency of Engineering Education Reform
71 Generation X vs The Millennial Generation - A More Serious Look
72 Intellectual Collectives: New Faculty Alliances for Collaborative Learning
78 An Intellectual Cooperative at Arizona State University
89 Women Faculty Model New Values for Research Universities
90 The Three Revolutions in Higher Education - What do they Have in Common?
93 Reinventing Undergraduate Education
96 Tenure - Slowly Dying of Natural Causes
100 Number of Subscribers by Academic Institution
101 Estimating Future College Enrollments
103 The Role of Higher Education in Shaping a More Inclusive Society
106 Why Professors Have Tenure and Business People Don't
108 You Just Might be a Graduate Student If......
109 Gender Discrimination in Higher Education
112 Keeping Ouyr Faculties
115 The 100 Top News Stories of the 20th Century

Preparing for Academic Careers
23 Graduate Teaching Courses in Science, Mathematics, Engineering, and Technology
31 The Academic Job Talk.
43 The Preparing Future Faculty Program at Arizona State University
44 Physics Teaching Certificate Program
47 General Principles For Responding to Academic Job Offers
52 Negotiating Up-Front for the Right Start-Up Package
56 The Right Start-Up Package - ItĂs Not Just About Money
59 The Next-Stage Approach for Preparing for an Academic Career
76 The Next Step: Using the Future to Motivated the Present
77 The Function of the Dissertation Proposal
91 Matching Your Characteristics to the Institution
94 Ph.D. Interview Preparation Guide for Positions in Academia
105 Applying for Academic Positions
116 Graduate Student Survival Guide 

Managing Your Academic Career
1 Establishing Your Absence
2 Quick Starters
4 First Things First
5 Tenure Tips
6 Warm-up Time
7 Leverage - A key To Faculty Efficiency
8 Class Preparation Time - Can You Overdo It?
10 Potpourri
11 Helping New Faculty Find the Time
16 Tele-Mentoring Catching on with College Students - What About Faculty?
32 ASEE - New Engineering Educators Presentations
34 Faculty Time Savers
36 The Scientific Career Ladder: Strategies for Success
38 Sources of Faculty Stress
64 E-Mail Mentors for Women in Engineering, Sciences ? MentorNet
    Update 9/21/98
65 Twelve Suggestions for Optimizing Academic Career Success
66 More Help With Saying "NO."
79 Reimagining Faculty Work
84 Faculty Videotaping For Self-Evaluation 

92 Making Trade-Offs in the Use of Faculty Time
97 Graduate Student Mentoring - It's Not the Same as Advising

104 Mentoring Postdoctoral Students
118 "Alliancing" - A new Way to Look at Academic Networking

Teaching and Learning
3 NSF New Century Scholars Workshop
12 Increasing Use of Teaching Portfolios
13 Items for Inclusion in a Teaching Portfolio
14 Teaching and Learning Personal Philosophy Statements
15 Teaching Goals and Strategies
17 Improving Student Learning While Saving Faculty Time
18 A Contrasting View of Personal Teaching and Learning Philosophy Statements
19 The Scholarship of Teaching
21 Teaching Large Classes: Strategies for Improving Student Learning
22 Interesting Uses of Interactive Questionnaires
24 Educational Methods in Engineering
27 Teaching Engineering - Another Course Example
33 Breakthrough Technology to Improve Teaching and Learning
35 The "Baseline Themes" Approach to Increased Classroom Participation and Interaction
51 How Students Learn, How Teachers Teach, and What Goes Wrong With the Process
54 Respecting Our Students
58 Other Uses of Teaching Evaluations
63 On-Line Multiple Choice Questions With Rationale Answer
    Statements ? An Interesting Use of the WWW
67 Asking the Right Questions In Class
73 Content Tyranny
74 More Time Needed in Class to Think and Analyze
80 Quotations on Teaching, Learning, and Education
81 Student Evaluations: Gender Bias and Teaching Styles
82 Reactions to Posting on Gender Bias in Student Evaluations of Faculty
85 Minimizing Mental Lapses During A Lecture
86 Suggestions for Teaching With Excellence
98 Components of Quality Teaching - What Award Winning Teachers Recommend
99 Getting Started in the Right Way on the First Day of Class
102 Using Demonstrations and Dramatic Devices in Large Lecture Classes
107 Learning from Teaching
110 Can New Technologies Revitalize Old Teaching Methods?
111 Giving Lectures That Are Easy To Outline
114 Let Me Edutain You
120 Major Learning Theories of the Twentieth Century


Research
25 Elements Found in Most Successful Proposals
37 Consulting and Other Industry Relationships
41 Consulting - Needed Prior to Tenure, Not Just After Tenure<> 42 Further Comments on Faculty Consulting
46 Grant Opportunities to Attend FIE Conference - Attention Beginning Engineering Professors
55 The High-Leverage Impact of One "Non-Traditional" Student on an Academic Research Progam
60 On Linking Research Grants to Teaching Evaluations
68 The 25 Greatest Astronomical Findings of All Time
69 How Graduate Students and Faculty Miscommunicate
75 Write It - Don't Type It
83 Linking Teaching and Research
87 Must (Can) All Faculty Teach and Do Research?
88 The Life-Cycle of A Technology

95 What Scientists Want to Know
113 Interdisciplinary Research - From Belief to Reaslity
117 Web Reviewing on Increase - Journal Editors Consider Internet Impact on Publishing
119 In Praise of the Research University

 

Here are the links to the first 90 postings:

Archive #1

1 Establishing Your Absence
2 Quick Starters
3 NSF New Century Scholars Workshop
4 First Things First
5 Tenure Tips
6 Warm-up Time
7 Leverage - A key To Faculty Efficiency
8 Class preparation Time - Can You Overdo It?
9 How Our Students See the World
10 Potpourri

Archive #2

11 Helping New Faculty Find the Time
12 Increasing Use of Teaching Portfolios
13 Items for Inclusion in a Teaching Portfolio
14 Teaching and Learning Personal Philosophy Statements
15 Teaching Goals and Strategies
16 Tele-Mentoring Catching on with College Students - What About Faculty?
17 Improving Student Learning While Saving Faculty Time
18 A Contrasting View of Personal Teaching and Learning Philosophy Statements
19 The Scholarship of Teaching

Archive #3

20 Ethically Problematic Behaviors in Science
21 Teaching Large Classes: Strategies for Improving Student Learning
22 Interesting Uses of Interactive Questionnaires
23 Graduate Teaching Courses in Science, Mathematics, Engineering, and Technology
24 Educational Methods in Engineering
25 Elements Found in Most Successful Proposals
26 Redefining Scholarly Work - An Example from Civil Engineering
27 Teaching Engineering - Another Course Example
28 New Faculty Reward Structures
29 Textbooks -Retreat, Renaissance, or Revolution?
30 Information Technology In The United States - Relevance to Higher Education

Archive #4

31 The Academic Job Talk.
32 ASEE - New Engineering Educators Presentations
33 Breakthrough Technology to Improve Teaching and Learning
34 Faculty Time Savers
35 The "Baseline Themes" Approach to Increased Classroom Participation and Interaction
36 The Scientific Career Ladder: Strategies for Success
37 Consulting and Other Industry Relationships
38 Sources of Faculty Stress
39 The Designated Dozen: Twelve Books Every Science and Engineering Professor Should Have on Their Shelf, or in Their Department Office
40 Time Pressures, Faculty Development, and Institutional Rewards and Recognition

Archive #5

41 Consulting - Needed Prior to Tenure, Not Just After Tenure
42 Further Comments on Faculty Consulting
43 The Preparing Future Faculty Program at Azizona State University
44 Physics Teaching Certificate Program
45 Retaining Master Jugglers - AND "Keeping Our Faculties" Conference
46 Grant Opportunities to Attend FIE Conference - Attention Beginning Engineering Professors
47 General Principles for Responding to Academic Job Offers
48 Faculty Learning and Institutional Change
49 Stanford to Offer its First Complete Online Degree Program
50 Number of Subscribers by Academic Institution

Archive #6

51 How Students Learn, How Teachers Teach, And What Goes Wrong With the Process
52 - Negotiating Up-Front For The Right Start-Up Package
53 - The Information Glut; a New (Or Is It Old?) Perspective
54 - Respecting Our Students
55 - The High-Leverage Impact of One "Non-Traditional" Student on An Academic Research Program
56 - The Right Start-Up Package - ItĂs Not Just About Money
57 - Interesting Statistics On Higher Education In The u.s.
58 - Other Uses of Teaching Evaluations
59 - The "Next-Stage" Approach To Preparing For An Academic Career
60 - On Linking Research Grants To Teaching Evaluations

Archive #7

61 Report on an Important New Affirmative Action Study
62 The Millennial Generation
63 On-Line Multiple Choice Questions With Rationale Answer
    Statements ? An Interesting Use of the WWW
64 E-Mail Mentors for Women in Engineering, Sciences ? MentorNet
    Update 9/21/98
65 Twelve Suggestions for Optimizing Academic Career Success
66 More Help With Saying "NO."
67 Asking the Right Questions In Class
68 The 25 Greatest Astronomical Findings of All Time
69 How Graduate Students and Faculty Miscommunicate
70 The Urgency of Engineering Education Reform

Archive #8

71 - Generation X vs The Millennial Generation - A More Serious Look
72 - Intellectual Collectives: New Faculty Alliances for Collaborative Learning
73 - Content Tyranny
74 - More Time Needed in Class to Think and Analyze
75 - Write It - Don't Type It
76 - The Next Step: Using the Future to Motivated the Present
77 - The Function of the Dissertation Proposal
78 - An Intellectual Cooperative at Arizona State University
79 - Reimagining Faculty Work
80 - Quotations on Teaching, Learning, and Education

Archive #9

81 Student Evaluations: Gender Bias and Teaching Styles
82 Reactions to Posting on Gender Bias in Student Evaluations of Faculty
83 Linking Teaching and Research
84 Faculty Videotaping For Self-Evaluation
85 Minimizing Mental Lapses During A Lecture
86 Suggestions for Teaching With Excellence
87 Must (Can) All Faculty Teach and Do Research?
88 The Life-Cycle of A Technology
89 Women Faculty Model New Values for Research Universities
90 The Three Revolutions in Higher Education ‚ What do they Have in Common?

 

Archive #10
91 Matching Your Characteristics to the Institution
92 Making Trade-Offs in the Use of Faculty Time
93 Reinventing Undergraduate Education
94 Ph.D. Interview Preparation Guide for Positions in Academia
95 What Scientists Want to Know
96 Tenure - Slowly Dying of Natural Causes
97 Graduate Student Mentoring - It's Not the Same as Advising
98 Components of Quality Teaching - What Award Winning Teachers Recommend
99 Getting Started in the Right Way on the First Day of Class
100 Number of Subscribers by Academic Institution

Archive #11

101 Estimating Future College Enrollments
102 Using Demonstrations and Dramatic Devices in Large Lecture Classes
103 The Role of Higher Education in Shaping a More Inclusive Society
104 Mentoring Postdoctoral Students
105 Applying for Academic Positions
106 Why Professors Have Tenure and Business People Don't
107 Learning from Teaching 108 You Just Might be a Graduate Student If......
109 Gender Discrimination in Higher Education
110 Can New Technologies Revitalize Old Teaching Methods?

Archive #12

111 Giving Lectures That Are Easy to Outline
112 Keeping Our Faculties Report
113 Interdisciplinary Research: From Belief to Reality
114 Let Me Edutain You
115 The Top 100 News Stories of the 20th Century
116 Graduate Student Survival Guide
117 Web Reviewing on Increase - Journal Editors Consider Internet Impact on Publishing
118 "Alliancing" - A New Way to Look at Academic Networking
119 In Praise of the Research University
120 Major Learning Theories of the Twentieth Century

 


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