In my last post, I asked what might be a provocative question in higher ed – what if you took a rest? Before experiencing a period of burnout, as I said in the previous post, I would have laughed in someone’s face if they suggested I took a break to relax and refresh. I might … Continue reading Book Review: Rest by Alex Soojung-Kim Pang
What are your plans for the summer? Are you teaching a summer course? How much research and writing do you hope to get done? How do you plan to recharge after another academic year? If you’re anything like I was, you had a list an arm-long of projects to write up or revise, courses to … Continue reading Summer’s Here – What if You Took a Break?
Hello, Agile Faculty readers. I would say welcome back, but it’s really me who is coming back. The blog has been dormant since early fall 2018 – I had to deal with the type of life stuff that sneaks up and surprises you, and it’s taken a while to get back to a place where … Continue reading I’m Back!
The daily Scrum, often referred to as “stand-up,” is one of the four meetings that frame a sprint in the Scrum process and the only meeting that happens every day. Scrum teams in software development meet every morning of the work week in a pre-defined location in the office to hold the daily Scrum, which … Continue reading Using the Daily Scrum Questions
Usually at this time of year, as the new semester gets underway and I reflect on my summer, I would do a solid review of my accomplishments and a retrospective on my successes and shortcomings with respect to my summer goals. As usual, I had a ton of (unrealistic) writing goals in addition to work … Continue reading Summer 2018 Retrospective
Know what’s a little surreal? Being invited back to your undergraduate alma mater to give the opening professional development workshop to the faculty. I had the pleasure of returning to Westminster College (PA) to facilitate the opening professional development workshop of the AY 2018-2019. We spent the morning talking about designing good group projects, assessing … Continue reading When You Run a Faculty Workshop at Your Alma Mater