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Qxd 10/20/2004 3:49 PM Page 34 34 Building Your Academic Career 8 The better teachers are responsible for the conception and development of courses, whilst barely skilled blue-collar workers are drafted in as casual teachers to ‘deliver’ the material to students. Any form of management or administration task of any significance is allocated to the managerial class, as it is important to maintain strict discipline and control over the labour process if efficiency is to be maximised. The employees easily become alienated and demotivated in such deskilling labour processes.

This can all too easily happen: teaching is often formally timetabled and therefore becomes the clock by which all life is regulated. Moreover, because it is more tangible and defined as a process than research it can look like a safe haven where you want to shelter away from all the other things that seem more onerous. Students can be very demanding and ‘needy’. Whilst they may need your help, you shouldn’t let them dictate what form it takes. For instance, if they have missed a class because of a hangover and come to see you for a personal tutorial to catch up, it is better for both of you to send them away with a reading list than to devote your precious time to compensating for their shortcomings.

Sometimes, these people end up changing profession and becoming an academic in their working lives. Whatever sort of route you have followed to become an academic, you are likely to have a distinct combination of skills and experience in the four main areas of academic work: (1) (2) (3) (4) Research. Teaching. Consultancy/professional practice. Administration. In the section that follows this one, we deal with these four aspects in some detail. In the meantime, we set out, in Table 1, what are likely to be different people’s strengths and weaknesses in these four areas, contingent on their entry route.

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