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.

Kelsky, Karen. Blog and Website. The Professor is In.

National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (many resources on this site require an individual or institutional membership to access).

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

Rockquemore, Kerry Ann, and Tracey Laszloffy. “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.)

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

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. Blog and Website. Inkwell Retreats.

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.

Lee, Sherry Quan, ed. How Dare We! Write: A Multicultural Creative Writing Discourse. Ann Arbor: Modern History Press, 2017.

National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity Writing Resistance Diagnostic.

Portwood-Stacer, Laura. The Book Proposal Book: A Guide for Scholarly Authors. Princeton UP, 2021.

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.

Stevens, Danielle D. Write More, Publish Mmore, Stress Less! Five Key Principles for a Creative and Sustainable Scholarly Practice. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing, 2019.

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.

Toor, Rachel. Columnist on academic writing for the Chronicle of Higher Education.

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.

Duhigg, Charles. Smarter Faster Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business. New York: Random House, 2016.

Newport, Cal. A World Without Email: Reimagining Work in an Age of Communication Overload. New York: Portfolio, 2021.

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.

Post-Pandemic Recovery

"On the Verge of Burnout: Covid-19's Impact on Faculty Well-Being and Career Plans"  Chronicle of Higher Education, Feb 25, 2021

Isaacson, Tyia Grange. "Cultivating Self Compassion – Mental Health Guest Post." The Professor is In Blog Post. June 10, 2021

Toor, Rachel. "How to Jump-Start Your Post-Pandemic Writing Life." Chronicle of Higher Education, May 27, 2021