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Language Networks on LiveJournal (pdf)

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Adolescent Diary Weblogs and the Unseen Audience (pdf)

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Conversations in the Blogosphere: An Analysis "from the Bottom Up" (pdf). Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-38) Best Paper Nominee.

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Bridging the Gap: A Genre Analysis of Weblogs. Winner of the 2004 EduBlog Awards as best paper.

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The Performativity of Naming: Adolescent Weblog Names as Metaphor

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Buxom Girls and Boys in Baseball Hats: Adolescent Avatars in Graphical Chat Spaces

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October 11, 2007

Have you got what they want to hire?

The following long quote was taken from Inside Higher Ed's article The Graduate Education Mismatch. While few of us hit all the notes listed here, it's really useful to know what notes are expected, or at least highly desirable.  You can't be competitive if you don't know the game.  *w*  And to win you have to be ahead of the pack.



The results show that many hiring departments that do not offer doctorates would value the kinds of training that are far from uniform — and in some cases rare — in the departments training new Ph.D.’s. In almost all of the cases, skills related to teaching were much more valued at institutions other than those that train doctoral students.

Training vs. Hiring Priorities

Type of Training

% of Graduate Departments Offering

% of Bachelor’s Institutions Finding It Desirable for New Faculty

% of Master’s Institutions Finding It Desirable for New Faculty

% of Doctoral Institutions Finding It Desirable for New Faculty

Course on teaching undergraduates

45%

69%

66%

47%

Faculty mentor to train graduate students

45%

65%

55%

27%

Opportunity to teach intro courses independently

82%

97%

93%

88%

Workshops on teaching writing to undergraduates

49%

70%

68%

31%

Workshops on using simulations and film in teaching

20%

39%

20%

18%

Training as an undergraduate adviser

22%

56%

57%

14%

Workshop on how to retain students

8%

40%

23%

10%

At first glance, the data would appear to reinforce the views of those who say that undergraduate oriented institutions are the ones these days that care about teaching, and consider teaching issues in hiring. But as the study notes, the researchers also found evidence that undergraduate institutions may be almost as focused on research output — when it comes to faculty hiring — as are graduate institutions.

The chairs were asked if three measures of research quality would make candidates more desirable to hire for faculty jobs.

Preferences for Faculty Hiring

Research experience

% of Bachelor’s Institutions Finding It Desirable for New Faculty

% of Master’s Institutions Finding It Desirable for New Faculty

% of Doctoral Institutions Finding It Desirable for New Faculty

Presented one or more papers at professional conferences

94%

98%

94%

Published one or more articles in professional journals

90%

93%

94%

Published one or more books

76%

86%

90%

The paper on the study was written by John M. Rothgreb Jr., professor of political science at Miami University; Annemarie Spadafore, a graduate student at Miami; and Betsy Burger, an administrative assistant at Miami.



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