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Choosing The Road Less Travelled: Alternatives To The Tenure Track

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Conference

2002 Annual Conference

Location

Montreal, Canada

Publication Date

June 16, 2002

Start Date

June 16, 2002

End Date

June 19, 2002

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

Balancing Personal and Professional Life

Page Count

8

Page Numbers

7.293.1 - 7.293.8

Permanent URL

https://peer.asee.org/10615

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38

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Penny Knoll

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Lisa Bullard

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Ann Saterbak

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Abstract

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. https://peer.asee.org/10615

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