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Choosing The Road Less Travelled: Alternatives To The Tenure Track

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2002 Annual Conference


Montreal, Canada

Publication Date

June 16, 2002

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June 16, 2002

End Date

June 19, 2002



Conference Session

Balancing Personal and Professional Life

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7.293.1 - 7.293.8



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Penny Knoll

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Lisa Bullard

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Ann Saterbak

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Tenure has been traditionally held up as the “Holy Grail” for those in academia -- however, some new faculty make a conscious choice to pursue non-traditional academic roles. In this paper, three new engineering educators relate how their interests, priorities, and family situations led them to seek out non-tenure track faculty positions and candidly discuss the benefits as well as the drawbacks of the paths they have taken. The objective of the paper is to help both prospective and current faculty become aware of the non-tenure track role as a valid and rewarding career path.

Knoll, P., & Bullard, L., & Saterbak, A. (2002, June), Choosing The Road Less Travelled: Alternatives To The Tenure Track Paper presented at 2002 Annual Conference, Montreal, Canada. 10.18260/1-2--10615

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