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Resources

Writer’s Resources

Books for Academic Writers

how-to-write-alot3 How to Write a Lot by Paul Silvia

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journal-article Writing Your Journal Article In Twelve Weeks: A Guide to Academic Publishing Success by Wendy Belche

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professors-as-writers Professors As Writers: A Self-Help Guide to Productive
Writing by Robert Boise
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The Work of Writing: Insights and Strategies for Academics and Professionals The Work of Writing: Insights and Strategies for Academics and Professionals by Elizabeth Rankin

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Writing Your Dissertation in Fifteen Minute a Day Writing Your Dissertation in Fifteen Minute a Day: A Guide to Starting, Revising, and Finishing Your Doctoral Thesis by Joan Bolker

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Writing Science by Joshua Schimel Writing Science: How to Write Papers that Get Cited and Proposals that Get Funded by Joshua Schimel

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Other Books About Writing

Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott

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On Writing by Stephen King On Writing by Stephen King

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Career Advice

The Coach's Guide for Women Professors The Coach’s Guide for Women Professors: Who Want a Successful Career and a Well Balanced Life

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Women Don't Ask Negotiations2 Women Don’t Ask: Negotiation and the Gender Divide by Linda Babcock and Sara Laschever

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The Black Academic's Guide to Winning Tenure - Without Losing Your Soul The Black Academic’s Guide to Winning Tenure – Without Losing Your Soul by Kerry Ann and Rockquemore, Tracey Laszloffy

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Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In by Roger Fisher and William Ury Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In by Roger Fisher and William Ury

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Making the Right Moves: A Practical Guide to Scientific Management for Postdocs and New Faculty.
This free, downloadable guide is geared toward biomedical researchers, but those from other fields have also found the career advice to be useful.

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Community Engaged Scholarship Toolkit – an online resource for scholars doing community involved research. Includes information on planning for tenure and promotion, putting together a strong portfolio, and sample portfolios.

Online Resource

After the Offer, Before the Deal: Negotiating a First Academic Job is an article in Academe, the magazine of the AAUP by Chris M. Golde

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Dual Career Couples
A HERC is a group of colleges and universities in a particular geographic location, such as Northern California, Michigan, or New England, who work together to advertise positions at their member institutions. Each HERC maintains a website that makes it easier for those searching for positions in the same area.

National HERC Website

Time Management

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons In Personal Change by Stephen R. Covey The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons In Personal Change by Stephen R. Covey

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First Things First Stephen Covey First Things First by Stephen Covey

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gettingThingsDoneDavidAllen2 Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen.
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Rescue Time Rescue Time is a popular time-management software

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todoist TODOIST is a popular online “to do” list and task manager

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Teaching

Effective Grading Effective Grading: A Tool for Learning and Assessment in College, by Barbara E. Walvoord and Virginia Johnson Anderson

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classroom Assessment Techniques Classroom Assessment Techniques: A Handbook for College Teachers by Thomas A. Angelo and K. Patricia Cross includes a collection of 50 techniques for assessing a wide variety of learning goals from skills and knowledge to values and attitudes.

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How Learning Works How Learning Works: 7 Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching

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What The Best College Teachers Do What the Best College Teachers Do

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List Sign Up Tomorrow’s Professor Rick Reis, Ph.D. of Stanford University sends out one article a month via email. Topics include writing productivity, teaching, running a lab, and more.

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Writing Lab The Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL) includes writing resources for those teaching across a wide range of disciplines. The materials are free and available to teachers worldwide.

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Leadership

 First Break All The Rules First, Break All the Rules: What the World’s Greatest Managers Do Differently

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 Positive Leadership Positive Leadership, Strategies for Extraordinary Performance by Kim Cameron.

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 The Essential Department Chair The Essential Department Chair: A Practical Guide to College Administration

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College Administrator Survival Guide The College Administrator’s Survival Guide

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The Essential Academic Dean The Essential Academic Dean: A Practical Guide to College Leadership

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budgetsAndFinancialManagementInHigherEducation2 Budgets and Financial Management in Higher Education

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Work/Life Balance

Professor Mommy: Finding Work-Family Balance in Academia Professor Mommy: Finding Work-Family Balance in Academia

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Motherhood, The Elephant in the Laboratory: Women Scientists Speak Out Motherhood, The Elephant in the Laboratory: Women Scientists Speak Out. Edited by Emily Monosson. Scientists both inside and outside of academia discuss how they balance work and family.

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Composing a Life Composing a Life by Mary Catherine Bateson

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Ask the Children: What America’s Children Really Think About Working Parents, by Ellen Galinsky Ask the Children: What America’s Children Really Think About Working Parents, by Ellen Galinsky

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Diversity

Presumed Incompetent: The Intersections of Race and Class for Women In Academia Presumed Incompetent: The Intersections of Race and Class for Women In Academia

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The Misrepresented Minority: New Insights on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, and the Implications for Higher Education The Misrepresented Minority: New Insights on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, and the Implications for Higher Education

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The Majority in the Minority: Expanding the Representation of Latina/o Faculty, Administrators and Students in Higher Education. The Majority in the Minority: Expanding the Representation of Latina/o Faculty, Administrators and Students in Higher Education.

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Why So Slow: The Advancement of Women Why So Slow: The Advancement of Women

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