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Gray, Joey; Larson, Lincoln R.; Fernandez, Mariela; Duffy, Lauren N.; Sturts, Jill; Powell, Gwynn M.; Roberts, Kelsie – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2019
The complex and uncertain academic job search is often a terrifying prospect for aspiring recreation and leisure scholars. New doctoral candidates are eager for meaningful lived experiences and useful advice regarding the steps for a successful job search, including finding the right opportunities, submitting applications, interviewing well, and…
Descriptors: Job Search Methods, Leisure Education, Recreation, College Faculty
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Harmon, Justin; Woosnam, Kyle M. – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2019
My initial attempt at a first-authored paper was quite the adventure. I was in the midst of dissertation data collection and my early focus was on the intersection of secular spirituality and music. Someone I had met at a conference forwarded me a CFP for spirituality and music in a religious journal, and I thought it sounded like a good fit. I…
Descriptors: Faculty Publishing, Graduate Students, Rejection (Psychology), Novices
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Fernandez, Mariela; Sturts, Jill; Duffy, Lauren N.; Larson, Lincoln R.; Gray, Joey; Powell, Gwynn M. – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2019
Graduate school is critical period of professional development in the lives of aspiring scholars, presenting a number of challenges and opportunities. Synthesizing insights from an online survey of individuals on The Academy of Leisure Sciences (TALS) listserv, a group of academics and professionals at various levels within the parks, recreation,…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Professional Development, Academic Persistence, Student Responsibility
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Larson, Lincoln R.; Duffy, Lauren N.; Fernandez, Mariela; Sturts, Jill; Gray, Joey; Powell, Gwynn M. – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2019
Tenure-track positions at institutions of higher education are often highly coveted because they offer job stability, academic freedom, and higher pay. Despite this allure, the academic career path is fraught with challenges, particularly during the first few years of a tenure-track position where one must balance new demands and escalating…
Descriptors: Tenure, Faculty Development, College Faculty, Minority Group Teachers
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Schmalz, Dorothy L.; Parr, Mary G.; Powell, Gwynn M.; Bricker, Kelly S.; Dustin, Daniel L. – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2019
Promotion with tenure is often the ultimate goal for PhD students who choose to pursue a career in higher education. Extensive mentorship is provided for tenure-track faculty to smooth the path toward promotion with tenure, but most faculty members achieve this goal relatively early in their careers, leaving years if not decades ahead in a tenured…
Descriptors: Tenure, College Faculty, Job Satisfaction, Women Faculty
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Dustin, Daniel L.; Wright, Brett; Harper, Jack; Lamke, Gene; Murphy, James; McDonald, Cary – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2019
To travel hopefully is to have faith that an investment today will pay dividends tomorrow. In this article, the authors discuss several different kinds of professional investments that have paid off for them throughout their academic careers. Some of these dividends are obvious. They can be measured in dollars and cents earned as a result of…
Descriptors: Investment, College Faculty, Faculty Development, Quality of Working Life
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Sharaievska, Iryna; Kono, Shintaro; Mirehie, Mona Sadat – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2019
More than a million international students studied at U.S. colleges and universities in 2016-2017 (Open Doors Report, 2017), bringing close to 39 billion dollars into the U.S. economy (U.S. Department of Commerce, 2017). Previous research reveals that international students often face significant obstacles in their adjustment with the U.S.…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Foreign Countries, Student Experience, Student Adjustment
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McGuire, Fran – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2019
This article explores the past, present, and future of shared governance at colleges and universities. It starts with a description of the seminal 1966 Statement on Government of Colleges and Universities developed by the American Association of University Professors, the American Council on Education, and the Association of Governing Boards of…
Descriptors: Governance, Participative Decision Making, College Administration, College Faculty
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Kumm, Brian E.; Harmon, Laurlyn K.; Evans, Katherine; Plunkett, Daniel; Widuch, Daniel – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2019
Collaboration is commonly viewed as a valuable and necessary yet complex and challenging aspect of faculty life in the contemporary academy. The value of collaborative efforts is often tied to tangible, measurable outcomes as a principle marker of success (e.g., increased publications, larger grant awards, and closer conformity to defined…
Descriptors: Teacher Collaboration, Communities of Practice, Sense of Community, Self Concept
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Greenwood, Jerusha B.; Greenwood, P. Brian; Hendricks, William W.; Bruther-Blakely, Kelly – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2019
Those of us who serve the discipline of parks, recreation, tourism and related professions have long struggled with visibility and viability on university campuses. This struggle is magnified by the absence of an adequate umbrella term and the variability in the names of our academic programs and the colleges in which we reside. For some, the…
Descriptors: Tourism, Parks, Higher Education, Recreation
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Oakleaf, Linda; Burk, Brooke N.; Mausolf, Anna Pechenik – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2019
This study was designed to understand the impact of university policy and departmental culture on academic mothers' employment, family, and leisure experiences. Telephone interviews were conducted with 17 mothers employed as academics in the field of leisure and closely aligned disciplines to provide insight into the effects of parenting within…
Descriptors: Leisure Education, Women Faculty, Mothers, Family Work Relationship
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Mowatt, Rasul A. – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2019
The end of year student course evaluations (SETs), the dreaded final act of a semester of teaching and learning that serves the "supposed" purpose of evaluating a course and its instructor. Various studies have already shown how SETs are ineffective in serving such a purpose, yet SETs are still used for major decisions such as tenure and…
Descriptors: Course Evaluation, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Teacher Effectiveness, Minority Group Teachers
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Dustin, Daniel; Harper, Jack; Lamke, Gene; Murphy, James; McDonald, Cary; Wright, Brett – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2018
In this article, we discuss the role of administrators in contributing toward a more perfect academic world through differentiated workloads. We begin by envisioning what a perfect academic world might look like and then describe ways in which the academic world professors inhabit falls short of that ideal. We then explain how differentiated…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Faculty Workload, College Faculty, Barriers
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Wooten, Marian H. – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2018
This learning activity, "Feeding Your Family for a Year," teaches students about how the shift from nomadic, hunter-gatherer societies to agrarian societies led to inequities in resources, which in turn allowed a leisure class to develop (Cordes & Ibrahim, 2003). The activity demonstrates how an unequal distribution of resources,…
Descriptors: Social Class, Leisure Time, Social Change, Resources
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Pitas, Nicholas; Hickerson, Benjamin; Murray, Alison; Newton, Jennifer – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2018
This article applies the repositioning framework developed for recreation and leisure service providers (Crompton, 2000, 2009) to recreation and leisure studies as an academic field. To ensure the viability of recreation and leisure studies, internal stakeholders must raise the standing of the field among several key external stakeholder groups:…
Descriptors: Recreation, Leisure Time, Higher Education, Undergraduate Study
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