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Advice for New Faculty Members

By Robert Boice

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jan 21, 2000

Table of Contents



Preface.


Introduction: Why New Professors Need Timely Advice.


1.MODERATE WORK AT TEACHING.

Wait.

Begin Before Feeling Ready.

Prepare and Present in Brief, Regular Sessions.

Stop.

Moderate Overattachment and Overreaction.

Moderate Negative Thinking and Strong Emotions.

Let Others Do Some of the Work.

Moderate Classroom Incivilities.

Summary and Extension of the Nihil Nimus Approach to Teaching.



2.Write in Mindful Ways.

Rationale for a Mindful Approach to Writing.

Wait.

Begin Before Feeling Ready.

Prepare and Present in Brief, Regular Sessions.

Stop.

Moderate Overattachment and Overreaction.

Moderate Negative Thinking and Strong Emotions.

Let Others Do Some of the Work.

Moderate Classroom Incivilities.

A Summary of Chapter 2 and its Mindful Ways of Writing.



3.Socialize and Serve with Compassion.

Introduction: Why Compassion Is Ultimately Important.

Learn about Academic Culture, Early, Patiently.

Let Others Do Some of Your Work.

Combine Self-Service with Service for Others.



General Summary: Catalog Sujmary of Nihil Nimus Rules.


Sources.


Appendix: Readings by the Numbers.

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