This question came up during Office Hours in the Academic Writing Studio and also in a Wayfinding conversation with another client. I'm going to share an excerpt of the Office Hours recording here. Some context: The person asking the question is in her early career. This was the Office Hours in … [Read more...] about Working on multiple projects without feeling like they are competing for your time
Note: The information in this post is relevant to those evaluating the scholarship of others (for hiring, promotion, funding, etc) as well as to those having their scholarship evaluated. Your publication record is one of the most important ways that you will be evaluated throughout your career. A … [Read more...] about Maternity leave & your publication record
While helping a client with her application for promotion, I was reminded of a conversation I had with a senior colleague when I applied for a promotion many years ago. The promotion committee will be looking for a trajectory in your research. I checked the guidelines for promotion from my … [Read more...] about Applying for promotion: Research Trajectory
In high school things like fashionable clothes, knowing the latest hit from a popular band, and being good at sports were the keys to popularity. Getting good grades might have endeared you to teachers and parents but it wasn't really the currency of peer approval. The world you are in now is … [Read more...] about Writing is the social currency of academic life
This is a question I get asked a lot. Whether it is for hiring, tenure, or a research grant, researchers seem unsure of the value of conference papers. It's all about impact Conference presentations feel like they have more impact than other forms of dissemination. There are real people in the … [Read more...] about Do Conference Papers Count?