There were many insightful comments, but my favorite comments included,
- "If you’re lucky, when you begin an academic appointment your expected
contributions within each category will be clearly articulated in
writing, possibly in your contract, in your department’s tenure
requirements, or in college and university policies."
- "Ideally, tenure-track faculty members are shielded by their departments from oppressively large service responsibilities."
- "Departments that require too much service from faculty members too early in a career are setting those individuals up for failure."
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Remember to read more great essays like this one at Inside Higher Ed.
See former posts about balancing faculty life (NOTE: these are only a FEW of the mentions we've had on this issue):
- Weekend work - February 2011
- Research power hour - September 2011
- Strategies: A two week reflection - June 2010
- Deadlines - June 2010
- Writing, reflection, and impact on our research - April 2010
- The research spurt - March 2011
- Faculty and funding - April 2011
- #facultylife - August 2011
- Faculty life follow up - August 2011
- Academic adolescence: Communicating on the tenure track - February 2012