Book recommendations for new faculty

Wanna get your friend/family/colleague/buddy/department/library a gift?  Here’s what we found useful:

Anything by Robert Boice is good. Try these:

Teach like a Champion by Doug Lemov:  Our posts here.

Crucial conversations (our review coming soon!)

Your money or your life: Everyone needs this.

Women Don’t Ask: useful for both genders.

Ms. Mentor solves all…

PhD comics if you don’t have them from grad school!

On Course by James M. Lang if you don’t have teaching experience (or not much)

Aaaannnnd…. Academic murder mysteries! So many fun ones to choose from.

What else?

7 Responses to “Book recommendations for new faculty”

  1. Alyssa Says:

    I’ve had “Women Don’t Ask” in my to-read pile for a few years now — really need to get on that one!

  2. First Gen American Says:

    You’ve talked about ymyl a lot. Did you actually learn something new that you didn’t already know? If so what was it? You seem pretty financial savvy and I wonder what I’d get out of it if I read it.

  3. hypatia cade Says:

    I liked Lifting a Ton of Feathers. (Even though they are feathers, they still can weigh a lot). A guide for women in academia http://books.google.com/books/about/Lifting_a_Ton_of_Feathers.html?id=u8UJNg0KtxkC . As a data driven person, I especially found the data at the end useful.

    • nicoleandmaggie Says:

      We have and have read that book, and it is excellent. It’s something, we think, that the men really need to read! Each feather is nothing, but a ton of them is crushing. Women can read it to know that they’re not crazy.

  4. CG Says:

    Can you suggest some academic murder mysteries? I love them and am always looking for new ones!

    • nicoleandmaggie Says:

      There are so many! Start with Amanda Cross’s Kate Fansler series. In the Last Analysis, The James Joyce Murder, Poetic Justice…

      (Of course, Sayers’s Gaudy Night is a classic but requires more thinking than the others)


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