Money, money, money
Posted on October 7, 2008
Assistant Professor of English James Mulholland will be writing a series of columns this year for The Chronicle of Higher Education about the challenges of balancing research and teaching at a liberal-arts college. His first essay recounts some of his planning for a research sabbatical that will come up during the 2009-2010 school year.
Now I know that the demands of liberal-arts colleges are not simply impositions since I often clarify my ideas in explaining them to students. But taking a year's leave was my way of staying in control of my career, devoting myself to research and writing, something that every junior professor at a liberal-arts college worries doesn't happen enough.