I’m pleased to announce the development of a workshop for academics exploring their relationship to academia and who are considering alternative academic careers.
Envisioning Alternative Academic Careers
How do we sustain ourselves as scholars when most academic jobs are
casual and part-time? The shift away from tenure-track
positions has only continued, creating new financial, social, and
emotional challenges for those who entered academia hoping for
professorships. This new academic job market demands a creative,
entrepreneurial approach to making a living – as well as the
willingness to collaborate in maintaining the academy’s mission to
serve the public.
This three-hour workshop is designed to help academics in the
Humanities and Social Sciences to approach academic work as only one
part of a wider picture that potentially integrates a variety of
income streams. Participants will examine their own history and
relationships to academia, and become more empowered through
discovering marketable skill sets they may not know they possess. We
will strategically build sustainable life strategies, considering what
activities and relationships bring us real joy and can therefore be
maintained in the long term.
Participants will have the opportunity to:
*Reframe the issue of work/life balance in the context of an academic career
*Describe their abilities in terms of generalizable skill sets
*Consider the role of online teaching in twenty-first-century education
*Explore the personal and professional benefits of collaboration
*Begin to build a broad-based network that supports scholars
individually, while also furthering sustainable alternative and
traditional environments for scholarship
Also, I am available for workshops and training on the following topics for both groups and individuals.
*Creative Online Assessments: What Works and What Doesn’t
*Managing Online Teaching: Tips and Tricks from the Frontline