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NCFDD March Newsletter: How to Work With Academic Editors

Thursday, March 9, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Allison Van Buren
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A Note from the NCFDD Team


We’ve just returned from our annual team retreat and we’re feeling energized to serve you in some exciting new ways this term. We don’t just teach about thriving, we’re actively engaged in the growth work and consistent quality improvements (as a team and as an organization) to make that possible.

The NCFDD Team


Because we’re focused on thriving in the workplace and in life, we can’t help but ask: Are you thriving? Do you currently have the support you need to have both explosive productivity AND a full life beyond your campus? When you think about your current mentoring network, are you getting all your needs met? And if not, what would it take for you to take a step forward this month and experiment with a new skill, strategy, or support mechanism?


If you feel like you’re closer to surviving than thriving, that’s okay. We’ve created several opportunities this month for you to learn new skills, make new connections, envision new ways to boost your productivity and set yourself up for success.

First and foremost, Professor Joy Gayles (NC State University) will deliver this month’s core curriculum webinar, How to Develop a Daily Writing Practice, which can help you learn the most important skill that leads to explosive productivity. If what you need is more community, support, and accountability, consider joining us for the summer session of our Faculty Success Program (registration officially opens March 27th). Below, you can read about how the program helped Associate Professor Lisa Guerrero (Washington State University) transform both her personal and professional life. You can also register for our upcoming 14-Day Writing Challenge and Kerry Ann Rockquemore’s 5 Secrets to a Super-Productive Summer webinar. And if you’re seeking some face-to-face time with our team, you can join our NCFDD Certified Workshop Facilitators who are fanning out across the US this month to give campus workshops (see below for dates and campuses).

This month we also want to also bring your attention to a recently-published book by one of our Faculty Success Program alumni, Stories from the Front of the Room: How Higher Education Faculty of Color Overcome Challenges and Thrive in the Academy. This is an important book for faculty members as well as those who are organizing campus-based support services. And finally, our feature article this month previews our upcoming guest expert webinar with Kim Greenwell, How to Work with Academic Editors.

We hope the idea of thriving in the Academy is an exciting one, and that our March Newsletter contains exactly what you need to take a new step forward in that direction!




The NCFDD Team


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