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Research Article  |   February 1986
Managing an Academic Career
Author Affiliations
  • Gladys N. Masagatani, MEd, OTR, FAOTA, is Associate Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy, College of Allied Health and Nursing, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY 40475
  • H. Kay Grant, PhD, OTR, FAOTA, is Assistant Professor and Director, Occupational Therapy Division, School of Allied Medical Professions, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210
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Research Article   |   February 1986
Managing an Academic Career
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, February 1986, Vol. 40, 83-88. doi:10.5014/ajot.40.2.83
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, February 1986, Vol. 40, 83-88. doi:10.5014/ajot.40.2.83
Abstract

Current predicaments that academic educators deal with, that is, the conflicts between teaching and research responsibilities, the competition within universities for promotion and tenure, and the importance of viewing the university as a complex social-political system are addressed. Recommendations for improvements in the development and education of new faculty members and suggestions for evaluative criteria for the documentation of a faculty member’s performance are offered.