Advice for New. Faculty Members. Nihil Nimus. Robert Boice. Professor Emeritus. State University of New York at Stony Brook. |ntro 4. Se hon 4. Allyn and Bacon. Advice for New Faculty Members. Robert Boice, Emeritus, SUNY Stony Brook. © |Pearson | Available. Share this page. Advice for New Faculty Members. “Robert Boice. Advice for new faculty members: nihil nimus.” SCHOLE: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 18(1), pp. 98–.
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As a new faculty member, many people gave me the advice to make time for writing. I did my best, trying to squirrel away entire afternoons or days for writing.
However, I always found that other things came up, eating away at that time. Asking for feedback early and often. Boice recommends this practice for teaching, research, and service. I had already heard this advice for teaching during my orientation at U of M. Indeed, asking students and visiting faculty for feedback early and often led me to change my class to be more useful to students. Coincidentally, the advice counseled me to limit the amount of material covered each class, which also meant less time that I spent preparing for each session which is a practice this book encourages for new faculty.
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However, in research, I have had a harder time asking for early feedback on in-progress papers and research ideas. This coming year, I am committed to finding at least two people to serve as a sounding board on each of my major projects.
I suppose this piece of advice is not actually that surprising, but for some reason I never thought about extending the value that I got from getting frequent teaching feedback to the potential value I could get from getting frequent research feedback. Stopping or pausing as a way of increasing productivity. However, I failed to realize that this would inevitably lead to not wanting to write the next day and having a hard time starting next time I write.
I was rewarding each start with a grueling hour workday and I was ending when I was completely out of momentum! Facebook Reddit Twitter Google. Leave a Reply Cancel reply.
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