Table of Contents Preface xiii I Simple Steps for Little Feet 1 1 The Meaning of Life 3 1.1 What Am I Supposed to Be Doing Here? . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 1.2 Getting to Know You . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 1.3 Getting to Know Your Teaching . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 1.4 Getting to Know the Other Aspects of Your Life . . . . . . . . 9 1.5 Collegiality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 1.6 What Else Is There to Life? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 2 Your Duties 15 2.1 How to Teach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 2.2 How Not to Teach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 2.3 How Teaching Is Evaluated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 2.4 How to Establish a Teaching Reputation . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 2.5 Teaching in Large Lectures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 2.6 Choosing a Textbook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 2.7 Teaching Cooperatively . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 2.8 Teaching Outside Your Specialty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 2.9 Media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 2.10 Research . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 2.11 Committee Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 2.12 A Panorama of Committees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 2.13 University-Wide Committees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 vii
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