• Share
  • Email
  • Embed
  • Like
  • Save
  • Private Content
Top Ten Things to Know your First Year - New Faculty Orientation
 

Top Ten Things to Know your First Year - New Faculty Orientation

on

  • 267 views

Dr. Amy Chasteen Miller – Top Ten List of Things to Know Your First Year

Dr. Amy Chasteen Miller – Top Ten List of Things to Know Your First Year
University of Southern Mississippi

Statistics

Views

Total Views
267
Views on SlideShare
267
Embed Views
0

Actions

Likes
0
Downloads
0
Comments
0

0 Embeds 0

No embeds

Accessibility

Categories

Upload Details

Uploaded via as Microsoft PowerPoint

Usage Rights

© All Rights Reserved

Report content

Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
  • Full Name Full Name Comment goes here.
    Are you sure you want to
    Your message goes here
    Processing…
Post Comment
Edit your comment

    Top Ten Things to Know your First Year - New Faculty Orientation Top Ten Things to Know your First Year - New Faculty Orientation Presentation Transcript

    • Top Ten Things to Know Your First Year Amy Chasteen Miller Associate Dean for Academic Affairs College of Arts & Letters amy.chasteen@usm.edu 601.266.4636 @DrAmyMiller
    • Top Ten Things to Know Your First Year ⑩ Create a detailed, thorough syllabus, after getting examples from as many fellow faculty as you can. This pre- semester time-sucker is a mid- semester time-saver. A solid syllabus is an investment that pays off.
    • ⑨ Don’t take yourself or your teaching too seriously. Let your passion for your discipline and your desire for students to learn drive your class preparation and performance. Remember they don’t always come with a love for the subject (yet), and some may well be scared of it. Push them, and let them know where the bar is; encourage them to seek your help if needed. Have fun and it will be better for everyone. Top Ten Things to Know Your First Year
    • ⑧ Get involved in service—but not too involved. Be active & helpful in your department, stay involved in your profession, and agree to small service obligations as needed… but you can be chair of five committees and President of Faculty Senate after you get tenure! Top Ten Things to Know Your First Year
    • ⑦ Protect your time. Organize your week intentionally and strategically into teaching time and research time, and stick to that schedule. Do not give up your research time to do ―just a little more work‖ on that PowerPoint, or just participate on one more committee. Plan a reasonable schedule now and stick to it. Talk to your chair and seek his or her support for your effort to manage your time. Top Ten Things to Know Your First Year
    • ⑥ Don’t work all the time, and don’t feel guilty about having fun, taking vacations, going to the movies, having a hobby, or working out. Sanity is important. Top Ten Things to Know Your First Year
    • ⑤ Listen. A lot. And don’t gossip or waste time complaining about things we all have to tolerate – students skipping class or turning in late papers, not having enough time to get everything done, and the juggle of research/teaching/service. Listen more; talk less. Be nice to your colleagues and avoid any pre- existing civil wars. Top Ten Things to Know Your First Year
    • ④ Take people for coffee—or cocktails. Fellow assistant professors can support you; more senior faculty can mentor you; non-faculty can keep you from losing perspective. Seek out mentoring, support and advice rather than waiting for it to happen. Top Ten Things to Know Your First Year
    • ③ In your first semester, get a copy of your department’s tenure & promotion guidelines, read it carefully, and create a plan with goals and dates. Talk to senior colleagues about your short and long-term goals. Keep a version of your timeline posted on your wall. Top Ten Things to Know Your First Year
    • ② Remember that students are people. They want to do well, but many don’t know how and have no idea how to navigate higher education. Be kind and helpful. Let them know you want them to succeed. You are the professor, and your actions can have a huge impact. Top Ten Things to Know Your First Year
    • ① Your department secretary is your new best friend. Top Ten Things to Know Your First Year
    • Top Ten Things to Know Your First Year Amy Chasteen Miller Associate Dean for Academic Affairs College of Arts & Letters amy.chasteen@usm.edu 601.266.4636 @DrAmyMiller