During the first week of the 2010 Summer Institute, I offered a two part presentation on some of the practical aspects of the scholarly life. Part one, posted earlier, discussed how a young academic should prepare for the job market. In part two we considered what a new assistant professor can do to maximize his or her chances of winning tenure. Here are some of the considerations that were discussed with a view to that goal.
The Teaching Resource Catalog is a collection of materials ISI scholars have shared to help fellow teachers put together compelling courses. The catalog includes sample course syllabi, historical images, short video introductions to various questions, book and article recommendations, and more.
For several years, the American Liberal Arts Blog was a forum for ISI scholars to speak out of their experience as teachers of the liberal arts in America. Posts range across a variety of topics, from pedagogy and professional development to reflections arising from the author's particular interests.
The blog is no longer active, but it remains a treasure trove of stimulating ideas.