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Video Resources

UA/AU University Affairs / Affaires universitaires

The University Affairs website has a series of videos discussing tips on "Surviving the transition from grad student to new faculty member".

The videos cover the following topics:

This is your boot camp (9:28)

0:00 - 3:10 : Introduction
3:10 - 6:57 : Don't forget your own research
6:57 - 9:28 : Don't get bogged down

Advantages of being a new faculty member (8:31)

0:00 - 2:10 : You're energetic
2:10 - 6:37 : You are more technologically savvy
6:37 - 8:32 : You're idealistic and reading a lot

Disadvantages of being a new faculty member (9:05)

0:00 - 3:06 : You will be the focus of everyone's attention
3:06 - 7:24 : Idealism only lasts for so long
7:24 - 9:05 : Don't overwork yourself

Things you thought would change (9:43)

0:00 - 3:50 : You have to remember about your research
3:50 - 5:30 : Deadlines won't disappear
5:30 - 8:00 : The loneliness stays
8:00 - 9:43 : Impostor syndrome

Your first day on campus (9:44)

0:00 - 3:46 : Impostor syndrome (cont'd)
3:46 - 6:01 : Dr. Who?
6:01 - 8:07 : You'll still pull all-nighters
8:07 - 9:44 : New job duties

Strange things you'll discover (9:22)

0:00 - 2:03 : You don't have a real boss
2:03 - 3:46 : The path to tenure
3:46 - 9:22 : You have no job description

The harsh reality (9:40)

0:00 - 3:26 : It's not about you
3:26 - 9:40 : The odd things students do

Getting used to students' behaviour (9:49)

0:00 - 3:53 : Not everyone wants an 'A'
3:53 - 5:35 : The circle of arrogance
5:35 - 9:49 : Developing a strategic plan

Tips when starting your teaching career (9:57)

0:00 - 4:02 : Build time in for crisis
4:02 - 6:17 : Absolute deadlines
6:17 - 9:57 : The first week of classes

Maintaining professionalism (9:49)

0:00 - 3:10 : Learning to say no
3:10 - 6:40 : Everyone will be asking for your time
6:40 - 9:49 : Deciding where your relationship with your students lands

Maintaining professionalism (cont'd) (8:17)

0:00 - 2:40 : You are not your students' buddy
2:40 - 3:30 : Use your teaching and learning centre
3:30 - 5:40 : Never discuss faculty issues
5:40 - 9:43 : Try and meet some colleagues and be realistic