An Academic Summer
Recharge, Research, Write … Ready for the next academic year
The academic year has big cycles. You are approaching the end of the most intense part of the year, in which you’ve been trying to keep your research and writing going while also juggling teaching and admin. The summer offers an opportunity to recharge before the next academic year and to devote longer periods to your research and writing. And you also need to pay some attention to your teaching responsibilities to be ready in the autumn. The summer really doesn’t feel long enough.
This one-day workshop is based on the planning principles I use in my work set in a context of the idea that the confidence to set priorities and stick to your plan comes from meaningfulness, security, and support. The structure if responsive to participants needs. Learn more and register.
Love Your (Academic) Work!
You became an academic because you are excited about ideas and about communicating those ideas to others. How many nights have you stayed up late with colleagues discussing ideas? Don’t you still do that at conferences sometimes? Heck, that kind of free flowing intellectual conversation is probably your definition of a good night out.
You should love your job. And yet, the positive joy at discovering new things and telling the world about them has been tempered by fear. Fear is not conducive to getting anything written, as you may have discovered. And it is certainly not conducive to submitting whatever you have written for publication. Fear makes it hard to set priorities and create boundaries around your work.
I firmly believe that your academic career has the potential for joy as well as success. I want to help you make that possibility a reality. An academic career is a path, and there are a lot of different paths that an academic career can take. Tap into your deep curiosity. Develop a writing practice that will create knowledge. Confidently share that knowledge with those who would benefit from it — students; other scholars; curious people outside of the academy, whether they be practitioners, policy makers, or others.
Love your academic work because it is meaningful and satisfying, and because it does not take over your whole life. Eat. Sleep. Play. Love. Create.