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Academic S Support Kit

Author : Rebecca Boden
ISBN : UVA:X004810673
Genre : Education
File Size : 33. 56 MB
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'Thanks for the brilliance, wisdom and humour of Boden, Epstein and Kenway. I will buy this KIT for all of my students, as they leave graduate school and venture into university life on their own. The Academic's Support Kit provides a virtual support group for young academics groping to find their way in the rapidly changing terrain of higher education. And there are some tips for those of us who have been around too long, as well' -Michelle Fine, The City University of New York `Comprehensive and comprehendible information, alongside sensible, practical strategies and exercises, that I will be able to employ when developing my own academic career and to facilitate my staff development and peer mentoring work' - Sandra Sinfield, London Metropolitan University `The Kit is excellent. And it is not just for academic starters either. This is a collection of books which every academic could refer to confident that she or he will benefit from the experiences shared, the perspectives offered and the advice given' - Robert Morrell, University of KwaZulu-Natal `This is an eminently practical guide to getting ahead as a university academic employee' - Clive Seale, Brunel University The Academic's Support Kit is a unique resource that provides all the information, skills and guidance to support academic professional development. Written by a team of experienced and international authors, the Kit offers a wealth of references, techniques and practical advice in the following 6 books: - Building Your Academic Career This volume encourages you to take a proactive approach to getting what you want out of academic work whilst being a good colleague - Getting Started On Research In contrast to the many books available on techniques of data collection and analysis, this volume deals with the many other practical considerations around actually doing research - Writing for Publication This book deals with a number of generic issues around academic writing and considers writing refereed journal articles, books and book chapters in detail as well as other, less common, forms of publication for academics - Teaching and Supervision This volume is on presents explanations and possible strategies designed to make your teaching and supervision work less burdensome, more rewarding (for you and your students) and manageable. - Winning and Managing Research Funding The pressure to win funding to do research is felt by nearly all academics worldwide. This book details strategies that you might adopt to get your research projects funded, and manage your research projects once they are funded. - Building Networks Having good networks is key to achieving what you want in academia. This book describes the kinds of networks that you might build across a range of settings, talks about the pros and cons involved and gives practical guidance on networking activities. This Kit will be an indispensable guide, for those starting out on an academic career, and those needing to make the next step up the ladder. It will also be welcomed as the complete resource for managers and staff development teams.

Building Networks

Author : Jane Kenway
ISBN : 9781849202534
Genre : Education
File Size : 25. 85 MB
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Despite the frequent isolation of academic work, it is done in the context of complex, multi-layered global, national, regional and local teaching or research networks. Having good networks is key to achieving what you want in academia. This book describes the kinds of networks that you might build across a range of settings, talks about the pros and cons involved and gives practical guidance on networking activities.

Building Your Academic Career

Author : Rebecca Boden
ISBN : 9781473946118
Genre : Education
File Size : 51. 13 MB
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Building Your Academic Career encourages you to take a proactive approach to getting what you want out of academic work whilst being a good colleague. We discuss the advantages and disadvantages of such a career, the routes in and the various elements that shape current academic working lives. In the second half of the book we deal in considerable detail with how to write a really good CV (résumé) and how best to approach securing an academic job or promotion.

Publishing From Your Phd

Author : Nicola F. Johnson
ISBN : 0566091623
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 31. 54 MB
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Publishing from your PhD precisely focuses on providing early career researchers with emotional and collegial support that is often not available in academe. It seeks to dispel nepotistic notions of superiority that places Professors and such on a pedestal. It specifically clarifies the difficulty in having written the PhD thesis genre and rewriting it to suit the genre of journal articles. It does not deal with the 'how' of academic writing in general.

Building Open Source Hardware

Author : Alicia Gibb
ISBN : 9780133373905
Genre : Computers
File Size : 42. 59 MB
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This is the first hands-on guide to the entire process of designing and manufacturing open source hardware. Drawing on extensive personal experience with DIY, maker, and hardware hacking projects, industry-leading contributors share proven approaches to design, remixing, fabrication, manufacturing, troubleshooting, licensing, documentation, and running an open source hardware business. Part I covers the emergence and evolution of open source hardware, what open source hardware licenses mean, and the growing role of standards in making hardware more open. Part II offers contributors’ expert advice on key tasks, ranging from creating derivatives to using source files. Part III turns to production, showing how to manufacture at multiple scales–from personal to commercial. Appendixes provide valuable checklists for design, manufacture, security, and documentation. And to foster even more hands-on learning and experimentation, the low-cost Blinky Buildings open source hardware kit is used as an example throughout. Learn how to Get involved in the open source hardware community–its history and values Develop designs you can successfully prototype and manufacture Walk step by step through making derivatives from existing projects Build open source 3D printers, and remix 3D printable objects Create open source wearables Work with diverse source files, from electronics to other physical materials Fabricate your own designs Move from prototype to commercial manufacturing, and troubleshoot problems Choose a business model and build a profitable open source hardware company Avoid pitfalls associated with trademarks, copyrights, patents, and licensing Write documentation other hardware hackers can use Use open source hardware in education, helping students learn without boundaries

Getting Smart

Author : Tom Vander Ark
ISBN : 9781118007235
Genre : Education
File Size : 85. 21 MB
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A leading global education expert examines innovations in the United States and abroad to explain how dramatically new approaches must be implemented to prepare today's students for a future idea economy, sharing illustrative case stories and arguments in favor of a blend of online and onsite methods.

Building Networks The Academic S Support Kit

Author : Jane Kenway
ISBN : OCLC:729013211
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File Size : 82. 89 MB
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Despite the frequent isolation of academic work, it is done in the context of complex, multi-layered global, national, regional and local teaching or research networks. Having good networks is key to achieving what you want in academia. This book describes the kinds of networks that you might build across a range of settings, talks about the pros and cons involved and gives practical guidance on networking activities.

Building Parent Engagement In Schools

Author : Larry Ferlazzo
ISBN : 9781586833428
Genre : Education
File Size : 50. 17 MB
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This work is a report on the positive impact of parental involvement on their child's academics and on the school at large. * Includes four specific real-life examples of parental involvement initiatives: home visits, the use of technology, school/community gardens, and community organizing * Offers bibliographic listings for additional print and online resources * Presents a comprehensive index

The Software Encyclopedia

Author : R.R. Bowker Company
ISBN : UOM:39015081529912
Genre : Computer programs
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Defense Acquisitions

Author : Michael J. Sullivan
ISBN : 9781437930511
Genre :
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Since 2003, the Future Combat System (FCS) program has been the centerpiece of the Army¿s efforts to transition to a lighter, more agile, and more capable combat force. In 2009, however, concerns over the program¿s performance led to the Secretary of Defense¿s decision to significantly restructure and ultimately cancel the program. As a result, the Army has outlined a new approach to ground force modernization. This report: (1) outlines the Army¿s preliminary post-FCS plans; and (2) identifies the challenges and opportunities the DoD and the Army must address as they proceed with Army ground force modernization efforts. The report evaluated FCS equipment, and interviewed DoD and Army officials. Includes recommendations. Illustrations.

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