Posted today on the Chronicle of Higher Education Web site is "My Personal Productivity Rules" by Natalie Houston. A simple, one-word takeaway: Plan. Houston's rules: Rule #1: Separate deciding from doing. Rule #2: Make it easier on my future self. Rule #3: Use a timer. Rule #4: Find tools you like to use, and use … Continue reading CHE: Personal Productivity Rules
In a continuing series in Inside Higher Ed by Kerry Ann Rockquemore to foster faculty writing, this week's installment "Why Aren't You Writing?" distills the considerable evidence base established by Joseph Ferrari and his colleagues in procrastination studies and Robert Boice and others on faculty productivity. In this week's installment, Rockquemore asks you to consider if … Continue reading Inside Higher Ed: Why Aren’t You Writing?
An interesting essay in the on-line Inside Higher Ed, Kerry Ann Rockquemore's "Stop Talking, Start Walking" outlines strategies for tenure-track faculty to increase the probability of earning tenure successfully. Suggestions include: Aligning time and priorities. Categorizing a to-do list by research, teaching, and service. Aligning the time in the calendar with promotion criteria. Mapping t0-do tasks onto … Continue reading Inside Higher Ed: Winning Tenure Without Losing Your Soul