Good Start: A Guidebook for New Faculty in Liberal Arts Colleges
G. Gibson 1992 Anker Publishing Company, Inc. Bolton, MA
In this guide, written for anyone planning a career at a liberal arts college, the author follows a fictitious new professor from the beginning of his job search to his reflection on his career path later in life. The author offers practical advice for each step of the way, from applying to jobs through getting tenure. His premise is that beginning a career as a faculty member is much like beginning a new class as a student: getting off to a good start makes long-term success much easier. The guide shows how to begin on the right foot by teaching effectively (without it taking all of your time), involving students in research, and taking care of yourself by managing the inevitable stresses of the job.