Busy TAA People: Kathleen King co-authors new book for higher education professionals

Kathleen King147 Practical Tips for Emerging ScholarsTAA member Kathleen King co-authored a new book, 147 Practical Tips for Emerging Scholars: From Publishing to Time Management, Grant Seeking, and Beyond. The book, published by Atwood Publishing, presents readers with a much-needed guide to the varied ins and outs of a career in higher education. Advocating detailed planning and clear priorities, the authors have crafted a thorough and accessible book to simplify and de-stress the navigation of a scholar’s world. Their pragmatic and detailed tips offer advice on crucial topics including writing grants, research, working with technology, collaboration, and mentoring.

Five strategies for successful report and essay writing

pen sitting on writing journalMany people struggle greatly with writing reports and essays. From developing topics, to conducting research, to formulating their non-fiction documents, the process of writing reports and essays can be such an unwelcome task that some people consider it a cruel punishment.

Here are five successful strategies I have used with many professionals and students that can serve as a stepping stone to transforming these experiences of dread into confidence: [Read more…]

Faculty Success: Developing a research and publication agenda

research agendaAnyone associated with higher education will acknowledge that tenure track faculty have to perform a fantastic balancing act. Compared to an administrative or line role in an organization, higher education faculty have tremendous autonomy and freedom. However, they face competing demands of many different (and good) opportunities, and for them the stakes are always high. Help is here! This article introduces a powerful strategy for staying on track in the research strand of this competitive journey. [Read more…]