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Nine Guiding Principles for Women in Higher Education

Karyn Z. Sproles

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Highlighting the nine guiding principles to help women succeed in their academic careers.

Although there are more women in higher education than ever before—and increasingly in leadership positions—their paths to success are more difficult than those paved for men. Nine Guiding Principles for Women in Higher Education is a concise and accessible resource aimed at helping women faculty succeed in their academic careers. Karyn Z. Sproles offers guidance, humor, and courage to women in higher education, paying particular attention to those with children and women of color.

Based on a wide range of…

Highlighting the nine guiding principles to help women succeed in their academic careers.

Although there are more women in higher education than ever before—and increasingly in leadership positions—their paths to success are more difficult than those paved for men. Nine Guiding Principles for Women in Higher Education is a concise and accessible resource aimed at helping women faculty succeed in their academic careers. Karyn Z. Sproles offers guidance, humor, and courage to women in higher education, paying particular attention to those with children and women of color.

Based on a wide range of scholarship, stories from dozens of women, and Sproles's personal experience from 34 years as a professor, department chair, and dean, Nine Principles offers advice on
• facing down impostor syndrome,
• avoiding social isolation,
• building networks of mentors,
• preparing for tenure,
• balancing teaching, scholarship, and home life,

and more.

Practical and visionary, the nine principles guide readers from the beginning of their careers through to leadership roles. Women in academia—including adjuncts, graduate students, and tenure-track professors—will find the tools they need to balance success with the rest of life's demands. Each chapter ends with a quick list of advice for easy reference and suggested reading to explore more on the chapter's topic. Rounding out the book is a workshop section that can be used by individual readers or as a guide for conducting workshops and faculty development programs.

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Sproles's creativity, experience and wisdom combine elegantly in vibrant, energizing lessons essential to any woman educator. Her inclusion of so many other voices, especially BIPOC women, is rare, bold, and enriching to us all.

A career-long reference for women (and allies) in higher education, with anecdotes and advice that resonate with those of us in this journey. Most importantly, a book to encourage and celebrate women in academia.

Nine Guiding Principles offers a generous, wise, caring framework for women at any stage of their careers in higher education, but wow do I wish I'd had this book at hand when I was first getting started. Karyn Sproles provides throughout a wealth of practical, supportive advice—as well as the occasional wake-up call—designed not just to help women face the challenges of life in the academy but to help them make the academy itself better.

You will want this book on your nightstand, desk, and e-reader so you can reach for Karyn's nine principles over and over again. These insightful and caring principles are your new companions for advice when you question your worth, your work, and yourself. Whether you are a new member of the academy or have spent years navigating the complex landscapes of higher education, this book will be a positive, guiding voice helping you build a thriving and fulfilling academic career.

Karyn Z. Sproles' nine principles encourage women in academia to carve out new ways of navigating the challenging landscape of sexism and racism in higher education. Each principle stands on its own and is valuable with a comprehensive or targeted emphasis. Sproles challenges readers to not only survive in academia but to thrive, encouraging women and especially BIPOC women to transform the culture of higher education.

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Table of Contents

Preface. How to Thrive in Higher Education
Principle 1. Face Down Impostor Syndrome
Principle 2. Connect with Colleagues
Principle 3. Build a Team of Mentors
Principle 4. Manage Your Time
Principle 5

Preface. How to Thrive in Higher Education
Principle 1. Face Down Impostor Syndrome
Principle 2. Connect with Colleagues
Principle 3. Build a Team of Mentors
Principle 4. Manage Your Time
Principle 5. Connect with Your Students
Principle 6. Reflect on Teaching and Student Evaluations
Principle 7. Make Scholarship a Habit
Principle 8. Prepare for Promotion and Tenure Early
Principle 9. Revolutionize the Culture of Higher Education through Generosity and Compassion
Conclusion. Celebrate
Workshops
References
Notes
Index

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