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Duane Knudson, Ting Liu, Dan Schmidt, and Heather Van Mullem

Many faculty begin their first tenure-track appointment with a rough transition from a research-centric experience as a doctoral student or a postdoctoral researcher. The transition can be burdensome given the new course preparations, initiation of a research agenda or laboratory start-up, and

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David H. Perrin

exercise and assessment. I am indebted to Bob for his flexibility and support. The dissertation and the research that followed led to the publication of my first book ( Perrin, 1993 ). I completed my PhD in 1985, 6 years after returning to Pitt. After one additional year, I accepted a tenure track position

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Philip E. Martin, Mary E. Rudisill, Bradley D. Hatfield, Jared Russell, and T. Gilmour Reeve

procedures and offer recommendations for managing the revision process. Finally, we close with an example of an innovative peer-review system for faculty evaluation designed to improve the efficiency of the process. In this system, all tenure-track faculty evaluate one another in teaching, research, and

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David R. Bassett, Jeffrey T. Fairbrother, Lynn B. Panton, Philip E. Martin, and Ann M. Swartz

Kinesiology or Kinesiology-Type Units at Selected Large Public Universities (2017–18 Academic Year) Kinesiology Faculty Institution Department Major enrollment a Tenure-track Non-tenure-track Student:faculty ratio b ISU Kinesiology 1,184 20 13 36:1 FSU c Nutrition, Food and Exercise Science 945 7 3 95:1 UTK

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Jason R. Carter and Nancy Williams

( 2019 ) and Meaney and Armstrong ( 2019 ) were both based on popular and engaging roundtable discussions at the 2019 AKA Leadership Workshop. Knudson et al. highlight strategies for mentoring tenure-track kinesiology faculty based on type of institution, with varying strategies for institutions granting

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Terry L. Rizzo, Penny McCullagh, and Donna Pastore

from the standard model of hiring tenure-track individuals and instead are hiring faculty on an annual contract basis as adjunct faculty. In fact, data indicate that only 30% of faculty are on tenure-track lines. While there is no doubt that the tenure process is stressful, data indicate that adjunct

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Sheri J. Brock, Jared A. Russell, Brenna Cosgrove, and Jessica Richards

corresponding PAWP curricula is the criticism of higher education’s overreliance on the use of non-tenure-track faculty (e.g., graduate teaching assistants, adjunct, lecturers, coaches, contract instructors) as primary instructors for significant introductory-level coursework ( Gallego, 2014 ; Melton, Moore

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Jessica L. Kutz, Melissa Bopp, and Lori A. Gravish Hurtack

Education, Health, and Human Sciences (eight departments) and has 26 full-time employees (4 fixed term, 22 tenure track). In Spring 2020, the department had 823 declared kinesiology majors. The majority of kinesiology coursework is taken during students’ junior and senior year, specifically tailored for

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Jeffrey J. Martin

, such as invitations for keynote addresses in exotic locations. Another aspect of the grant system’s impact on service, unique to kinesiology, involves tenure track ATS, and ATs who are program directors, at research-intensive universities. “The dirty little secret among tenure track [Athletic Training

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Diane L. Gill

history and philosophy, which we lost earlier) and shifted to focus on the bio side. For example, consider my department, which is more interdisciplinary than most. When I arrived here 34 years ago, we had three tenure-track faculty in sociology, history, and philosophy (1 each); 3–4 in exercise