Nihl nimus means "nothing in excess", which is the theme of this book. It suggests some rules and ways of working for new faculty members, which will help them adjust to their new reality - seeking tenure, writing research papers and proposals, designing teaching and learning experiences, marking and assessing students, dealing with eager students and those not so eager. The first year of a new academic position can "make or break" a career. This book will help focus attention on what matters most and also help with practical approaches to the work at hand. Invaluable for the new faculty member and a helpful reminder to more experienced faculty members to keep the key roles - teaching, research and community service - in perspective.
Boice, R. (2000). Advice for new faculty members: Nihl Nimus. New York: Pearson.