Provost

Author: Larry A. Nielsen
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC.
ISBN: 1579229697
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Don’t look for the answers on the bookshelf. There is scant literature devoted to the Provost-ship – for which the author advances a number of hypotheses – so, until this informal and autobiographical account, there has been little for aspirants or new appointees to draw on for guidance or to provide a feel for what the role entails. Larry Nielsen offers a highly personal account of his tenure as Provost of North Carolina State University, from his unexpected invitation by the Chancellor to act as interim Provost, to the events that forced his resignation four years later, and brought him unwanted notoriety. In a fast-paced, self-deprecating style he invites the reader to share the activities that crowded his schedule, the symbolic character of the role, its opportunities to shape policy, and its limitations, as well as the joy and satisfaction he derived from making a difference in people’s lives and the institution. We see him in action, and get a sense of the role, as he addresses problems large and small. He shares insights on the governance of a large public institution, on how monies are allocated, and funds made available for strategic initiatives. By the end of the book, we gain an understanding of the myriad roles of the “number two” position of the institution, responsible for the direction and functioning of all its academic and curricular affairs, that Larry Nielsen characterized for himself as “the University's stay-at-home Dad.” He concludes the book with a look back at the Provost’s job from his renewed perspective as a faculty member, further demonstrating the truth of his assertion that “where you stand depends on where you sit.” This is an entertaining and insightful read for anyone who wants to get a glimpse of how a large university functions, as seen through the eyes of an ultimate “insider.” For those interested in taking on the highest administrative positions in higher education it offers a window into that world, including the perils to which incumbents can be exposed when their actions become front-page news.

100 Ways To Improve Your Writing

Author: Gary Provost
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780451627216
Size: 10.54 MB
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Gives advice on overcoming writer's block, developing a personal style, finding a good opening, improving one's diction, avoiding mistakes in grammar or punctuation, and editing a manuscript

James Glen

Author: Walter Stitt Robinson
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313297601
Size: 18.34 MB
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A pioneering biography about an important governor in Colonial America.

International Human Rights And Humanitarian Law

Author: René Provost
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139432532
Size: 26.77 MB
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How do international human rights and humanitarian law protect vulnerable individuals in times of peace and war? Provost analyses systemic similarities and differences between the two to explore how they are each built to achieve their similar goal. He details the dynamics of human rights and humanitarian law, revealing that each performs a task for which it is better suited than the other, and that the fundamentals of each field remain partly incompatible. This helps us understand why their norms succeed in some ways and fail - at times spectacularly - in others. Provost's study represents innovative and in-depth research, covering all relevant materials from the UN, ICTY, ICTR, and regional organizations in Europe, Africa and Latin America. This will interest academics and graduate students in international law and international relations, as well as legal practitioners in related fields and NGOs active in human rights.

Battling In The Pacific

Author: Susan Provost Beller
Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books
ISBN: 0822563819
Size: 66.95 MB
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Examines the life of American soldiers fighting in the Pacific during World War II.

Make Your Words Work

Author: Gary Provost
Publisher: Backinprint.com
ISBN:
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Gary Provost practices what he preaches in Make Your Words Work. He helps you learn to write well by, among other things, writing well himself. His warm, witty, entertaining instruction teams with solid examples as well as exercises. Get the good word now. This is the writing course to help you make your work more powerful, more readable, more salable.