Academic life: An interpersonal dimension

Jane Delahunty, Benjamin J. Walker

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Newly appointed academics will conceivably be enthusiastic about spring-boarding into their career after multiple years of studious preparation. Nevertheless, in the interpersonal dimension there are numerous difficulties within academe about which new academics may be naive. Presently, a dearth of educational resources exists to guide new academics on managing relationships with staff, students, balancing private lives and strenuous work demands. This chapter populates the gap in the literature on resources for new academics regarding these interpersonal relationships and highlights key issues in the work environment. Through awareness of the extant pitfalls, new academics can be more prepared to successfully manage relationship issues within academe.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAn Academic life
Subtitle of host publicationA handbook for new academics
EditorsR. Cantwell, J. Scevak
Place of PublicationSydney
PublisherACER Press
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9780864319081
Publication statusPublished - 2010


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