Guide to Tenure for Black Academics
Via the AWIS Washington Wire, this news of interest to young black academics:
In The Black-American’s Guide for Winning Tenure – Without Losing Your Soul, authors Kerry Ann Rockquemore and Tracey Laszloffy provide dos, don’ts, advice and support. One of the tips in the Q&A with Rockquemore includes being proactive rather than reactive in creating a professional network of support. She emphasizes the importance of knowing the institution’s exact promotion and tenure process, as well as unwritten rules from department-specific norms to whether race can be explicitly discussed. Once the unwritten rules are understood, one can choose whether or not to obey them – realizing there are consequences for violating them. All faculty need to learn how to say “no” to protect research time, but it’s especially important for black junior-faculty because of the disproportionately high number of service requests relating to diversity issues.
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