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Rost J K, Hover A. (2022). Carrying Bricks: Guiding Pre-Tenure Program Coordinators from Survival to Superstars. johepal. 3(4), 118-126. doi:10.52547/johepal.3.4.118
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The purpose of this article is to discuss a) the dual role of the assistant professor/ program coordinator, b) specific strategies for developing pre-tenure survival skills and c) leveraging the pseudo administrative duties of a program coordinator to forge a unique and diversified professional portfolio for leadership opportunities post-tenure. The tenure and promotion process at many higher education institutions requires faculty members to publish research and present at regional, national, and international conferences, but new tenure-track faculty in the program coordinator role must also balance and manage other job responsibilities. An apt analogy for this process is a bricklayer who is expected to lay a perfectly straight, clean wall while fatigued from carrying bricks all morning from worksite to worksite. The new assistant professor/program coordinator who chooses to carry the appropriate quantity of bricks while still maintaining quality, can successfully pave the way to long-term success in academia.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2022/09/28 | Accepted: 2022/11/27 | Published: 2022/12/31

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