Finding Time: Intellectual Self Care for Faculty - Recommended Reading


Boice, Robert. Advice for New Faculty Members. Needham Heights, MA: Allyn & Bacon, 2000.

Felten, Peter, H-Dirksen L. Bauman, Aaron Kheriaty, Edward Taylor. Transformative Conversations: A Guide to Mentoring Communities among Colleagues in Higher Education. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2013.

June, Audrey Williams. “The Invisible Labor of Minority Professors.” Chronicle of Higher Education, November 8, 2015.

Rockquemore, Kerry Ann.The Black Academic's Guide to Winning Tenure - Without Losing Your Soul. Boulder: Lynn Rienner, 2008.

Rockquemore, Kerry Ann.  “A New Model of Mentoring.” Inside Higher Education. July 22, 2013.

Rockquemore, Kerry Ann. “Why Mentor Matches Fail.” Inside Higher Education. February 3,2016.  (includes a link to the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity’s mentoring map.”

Sorcinelli, Mary Deane, and Jung Yun. “From Mentor to Mentoring Networks: Mentoring in the New Academy.” Change Magazine, 2007.

Tuitt, Franklin. “Working with Underrepresented Faculty.” In A Guide to Faculty Development, 2nd ed., 225–42. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2010.


Belcher, Wendy Laura. Writing Your Journal Article in Twelve Weeks: A Guide to Academic Publishing. Thousand Oaks: SAGE Publications, 2009.

Boice, Robert. Professors as Writers: A Self-Help Guide to Productive Writing. Stillwater: New Forums Press, 1990.

Boyd, Michelle. Inkwell Retreats, blog:

Geller, Anne Ellen, and Michele Eodice, eds. Working with Faculty Writers. Boulder: University Press of Colorado, 2013.

Germano, William. From Dissertation to Book. 2nd ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2013.

Germano, William. Getting It Published: A Guide for Scholars and Anyone Else Serious about Serious Books. 3rd ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2016.

Jensen, Joli. Write No Matter What: Advice for Academics. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2017.

Rankin, Elizabeth. The Work of Writing: Insights and Strategies for Academics and Professionals. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2001.

Rockquemore, Kerry Ann. “Shut Up and Write.” Inside Higher Ed. June 14, 2010. Accessed October 10, 2017.

Schimel, Joshua. Writing Science: How to Write Papers That Get Cited and Proposals That Get Funded. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012.

Seltzer, Rena.The Coach's Guide for Women Professors Who Want a Successful Career and a Well-Balanced Life. Sterling, VA: Stylus, 2015.

Silvia, Paul J.How to Write a Lot: A Practical Guide to Productive Academic Writing. Washington: American Psychological Association, 2007.

Silvia, Paul J. Write It Up: Practical Strategies for Writing and Publishing Journal Articles. Washington: American Psychological Association, 2014.

Sorcinelli, Mary Deane, Tara Gray, and A. Jane Birch. 2011. “Faculty Development Beyond Instructional Development.” To Improve the Academy 30 (1): 247–61.

Sword, Helen.  Air & Light & Time & Space: How Successful Academics Write. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2017.

Sword, Helen. Stylish Academic Writing. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2012.

Time Management and Focus

Adams, Allison. “Helping Professors Find Time to Think.” The Chronicle of Higher Education, December 5, 2016. Accessed October 10, 2017:

Berg, Maggie, and Barbara Seeber. The Slow Professor: Challenging the Culture of Speed in the Academy. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2016.

Clark, Alexander, and Baily Sousa. How to Be a Happy Academic: A Guide to Being Effective in Research, Writing and Teaching. Sage, 2018.

Newport, Cal. Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World. New York: Grand Central Publishing, 2016.

Pomodoro Technique for Time Management:

Pope-Ruark, Rebecca. Agile Faculty: Practical Strategies for Managing Research, Service, and Teaching. U of Chicago P, 2017.

Robertson, Douglas Reimondo. Making Time, Making Change: Avoiding Overload in College Teaching. Stillwater: New Forums Press, 2003.

Zomorodi, Manoush. Bored and Brilliant: How Spacing Out Can Unlock Your Most Productive and Creative Self. New York: St. Martin’s, 2017.

Keywords: mentor, mentoring