24 hours. That is all we get in a day, and in that time span we are expected to sleep, eat, take care of ourselves, lecture, mentor, grade, be a mother, be a father, be a friend, be a daughter, be a son, conduct our research, engage in meetings that roll over into your next meeting. The rest tend to pile on. 24 hours, that is all we get to succeed and with life in Academia, there can never be enough hours.
NCFDD offers a program that helps you, become a more successful faculty member. This program is designed to transform your personal and professional life. “It’s all about learning the secrets to increasing your research productivity, getting control of your time, and living a full and healthy life beyond your campus.” (NCFDD)
This program is for tenure-track and tenured faculty. Specifically, those “who are looking for the perfect combination of empirically-tested methods to improve research productivity through intense accountability, coaching, and peer support and to propel their work-life balance and personal growth to a whole new level.”(NCFDD). While this Faculty Success Program is a 12-week Bootcamp, the results have been positive for those who have participated at Washington State University.
“I found it really helpful in my academic productivity and for my psychological well-being…when you start off as a assistant professor on the tenure clock things can be overwhelming especially when you are juggling many different things, you can feel isolated. And even though there are things offered, sometimes it is nice to go to things outside the university to talk to other people who are having the same struggles, so I think I found it very helpful.” – Erin Thornton, Assistant Professor, Anthropology, Washington State University…..CONTINUE READING.