You know those other academics who look like they are consistently #GettingThingsDone.
The ones who seem to always have a new publication out. You’ve noticed that they are somehow often juggling multiple publications, too. Not only do they have (yet another) new book out, they are also showing up as contributors to others’ projects like edited collections and special journal issues, and they someone still find the time to produce writing for ongoing projects like a 4x per year column for a well-respected academic journal.
Then there are those who are constantly presenting their work. Not only are they appearing as speakers on others’ panels, they are hosting their own concurrent sessions and workshops, too. You’ve personally seen or heard about them speaking at conferences where you know only the most well-connected are invited to present (and you’ve heard a few rumors that they were paid to speak, too).
And you know these academics are doing all this work while also somehow managing their administrative and faculty responsibilities like teaching multiple courses, serving on committees, leading projects, and chairing a department or supervising staff, too.
… you’re tired of not knowing clearly what all your current responsibilities are, including all the projects and tasks you’ve committed to and those others have signed you up for
… you’re tired of trying system after system (from simply to the frustratingly complex) in hopes of finally finding “the one” that will solve everything
… you’re tired of missing out on opportunities like publishing, presenting, or really cool sounding projects because you don’t know how you’ll find the time
It’s difficult to find the time to research and write when juggling multiple projects as a faculty or academic administrator. This leaves little time or energy to work on your professional goals like publishing and presenting.
How many times have you pushed aside that time block on your calendar that you dedicated for scholarly work to put out a fire at work? You might have even intended to come back to it in the evening or the weekend, but likely quickly found other priorities took over. The life of an academic administrator or faculty member is filled with interruptions. Meetings throughout the day make it difficult to find time to focus on a scholarly project during the workday. Even a single email can hours as a result of constant drops ins or a “quick chat”. Your good intentions such as “write for 30 minutes every day” or “find more conference calls to submit to”, become a distant memory when the uncertainty of the typical academic’s day takes over.
Beyond of all of your professional duties and obligations, you must take into consideration your personal and leisure activities. Setting time on the weekend for your recovery from the previous work week, and, carving out a large enough chunk of time for scholarly projects can be a struggle. More often than not scholarly goals are put on a back burner when recovery time is needed from your typical work week.
It all comes down to this: being an administrator or faculty member is difficult on a good day. Interruptions are constant and expected.
… have an organized professional and personal life management system with everything you need to access literally at your digital finger tips
… be the one initiating collaborations on research projects with peers as opposed to waiting for others to invite you
… spot a call for proposal and submit quickly – even in less than an hour – because you had your research and documentation organized and quickly accessible
A convenient & self-paced course with an online community for collaboration for current and aspiring higher education administrators and faculty.
While not a ‘goals’ course – the supporting resources and the steps taken to build the framework provided opportunities to break the goals down into what I do everyday. The presentation of projects/tasks worked in the way my brain enjoyed – rather than the approach of MS Project. Previously, I was missing a step to bring them fully into my system.
The videos have been very informative. They cover the material and go slow enough to follow and contain the right amount of explanation for what is being covered.
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Monica D.T. Rysavy, Ph.D., Ed.D.
Monica has 20+ years of experience teaching students from first grade through college (including returning adult learners – a group she is particularly passionate about working with). Her current research interests and projects are centered around EdTech, Operations, Systemization, Libraries, & Knowledge Management in education spaces.
Russell Michalak, MLIS
Russell has more than 20 years of experiences working in academic libraries. He is currently the Director of the Library, Archives, & Learning Center at Goldey-Beacom College. He oversees the annual budget, supervises librarians and paraprofessionals, manages the delivery of research, information, instructional services, the tutoring center, and archives.
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In short, no. However, you will walk away from Notion for Academics Academy with a comprehensive understanding of how to use Notion as your professional (and if you choose, personal) life management system.
You’ll feel extremely comfortable capturing content (online & physical) with streamlined workflows so you can actually find what you need when you need it, you’ll make progress on your goals by tracking tasks & milestones for individual projects, and you’ll feel comfortable teaching others how to do the same (parts or all of the system) should you wish to do so. For example, you could teach your team of graduate students, staff members, or faculty working on a committee or research project how to be make progress on their tasks and goals with Notion.
And the best part? We will teach you how to do all of this without any fancy complicated formulas (though occasionally will share some that we use when we’ve found them to be extremely useful). We don’t spend a lot of time with formulas as we simply don’t need them.
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We guarantee that you will have access to the course content that you receive, however we don’t offer the frequently used “lifetime access” or “lifetime updates” for two reasons. (1) We might switch platforms and many platforms require that you pay per user (i.e. pay per student) so this becomes very expensive for course creators over time and (2) It takes a lot of time and energy to update course content for software-related programs. What we do promise is this: If we choose to leave our LMS platform – or if terms change – so we have to pay per user in the platform, we will migrate course content to another solution (such as Google Drive) and provide access details 60 days ahead of any access changes). We very much appreciate your support of our programs, however, and will send anyone who purchases our courses a discount code for future versions of the course.
P.S. if this makes you pause, we encourage you to think about all the courses that say “unlimited updates” and “unlimited access”. What does this even mean? Is it clearly described? What if the creator stops running the business? We stopped counting how many courses we can no longer access because of this very problem. For this reason, we believe it’s best to just be up front and honest with you about our policies.
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Here’s one thing we know for sure: life as an academic administrator or faculty member will never be boring and it almost always carries way too many responsibilities.
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