OK, so that’s not quite the Bowie lyric, but the changes I want to talk about aren’t strange. They are totally normal career and personal growth changes that I made rationally for my health and my family’s well-being. Sounds dramatic, but it seems like academics need to justify every career move that would be considered … Continue reading Time to Face the … Changes
For a long time, my scholarly mind has been focused on being knowledgeable and achieving excellence in my field and profession (see last week’s post on values). My goal was to be the go-to, recognized expert for something – ultimately, that became Scrum in student collaboration and faculty development. Publishing Agile Faculty was the cherry … Continue reading What if You Came from a Place of Vulnerability?
I’m writing a book on burnout! Exciting! OK, so not a topic many of us want to talk about, but we need to talk about it now before it happens to more of us. I’ve been through clinical burnout and didn’t know where to turn for advice or support, fearing it would reflect badly on … Continue reading Call for Contributions: Professor Burnout
The end of an academic year can bring on all the feels – good ones and not-so-good ones. Seeing our students succeed and graduate, reading (hopefully) exciting final projects, celebrating the year’s accomplishments are fun ways to wrap up and put a bow on the year. But at the same time, grading, justifying grades to … Continue reading Acknowledging Compassion Fatigue
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?