What is Coaching?

September 16, 2018

Coaching is a relatively new field. For some time, executives have had coaches to help them optimize their performance in the workplace. Academics, on the other hand, have had to rely on themselves, mentors, or peers. Unfortunately, though, academia can be a lonely place. It is sometimes difficult to find someone who is available, knowledgeable, …

Is it normal to struggle this much as a Junior Professor?

September 16, 2018

Unless you have some open and trusting colleagues, you may not be aware of how hard it is for other new faculty. It’s important that you know how difficult the first few years are, so you don’t wonder what’s wrong with you (that’s all you need — more reasons to beat yourself up!) Here are …

How Can I Spend Less Time on Teaching?

September 16, 2018

This is an important topic, and one that I have addressed in many of my newsletter articles. Many new professors spend too much time in preparation, and don’t necessarily produce the best lessons. Here are some very quick pointers to make things easier on yourself. This is just a starter, since volumes have been written …