Balancing Priorities in the Academic Workplace:   Research, Teaching, and Academic Service Roles                   Areej A...
2In academia..
3Work-Life Balance?
4Balance-Stability vs Priorities-Momentum    “It’s not like a see-saw,.. with research on one end and teaching on the    o...
5How do Professors spend their time?
6Research, Teaching, ServiceResearch
7Research..             Research gets the shortest shrift,                at least in my experience,              because ...
8Research             Gaze Plots  Heat map
9Research           http://www.phdcomics.com/comics/archive.php?comicid=961
10Research – Management Framework
11Research Dissemination
12Research, Teaching, ServiceTeaching
13Teaching Shape my courses around myresearch activities and interests                                     Reshape my rese...
14Research, Teaching, ServiceAcademic Service
15Academic Service
16Administrative roles
17Do what you love; love what you do   My work is an expression of my creative process; work-life balance is    sought by ...
18With shifting priorities,Are we seeking balance..    Balance is an elusive concept in so many ways..
19..or momentum?   momentum..   Shifting priorities.. moving at a slower pace, but moving
20                         Thank You! Balancing Priorities in the Academic WorkplaceWeb - http://faculty.ksu.edu.sa/areeja...
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  • Balancing Priorities in the Academic Workplace

    1. 1. Balancing Priorities in the Academic Workplace: Research, Teaching, and Academic Service Roles Areej Al-Wabil, PhD November 13, 2012
    2. 2. 2In academia..
    3. 3. 3Work-Life Balance?
    4. 4. 4Balance-Stability vs Priorities-Momentum “It’s not like a see-saw,.. with research on one end and teaching on the other; it’s more like a bicycle that I’m riding. In other words, the “thing” being balanced is me, not some object outside of me. And it’s movement that keeps me upright.” ~Libby Gruner
    5. 5. 5How do Professors spend their time?
    6. 6. 6Research, Teaching, ServiceResearch
    7. 7. 7Research.. Research gets the shortest shrift, at least in my experience, because it makes the quietest demands
    8. 8. 8Research Gaze Plots Heat map
    9. 9. 9Research http://www.phdcomics.com/comics/archive.php?comicid=961
    10. 10. 10Research – Management Framework
    11. 11. 11Research Dissemination
    12. 12. 12Research, Teaching, ServiceTeaching
    13. 13. 13Teaching Shape my courses around myresearch activities and interests Reshape my research program to integrate it with my teaching
    14. 14. 14Research, Teaching, ServiceAcademic Service
    15. 15. 15Academic Service
    16. 16. 16Administrative roles
    17. 17. 17Do what you love; love what you do My work is an expression of my creative process; work-life balance is sought by having them both integrated into one fulfilling journey.
    18. 18. 18With shifting priorities,Are we seeking balance.. Balance is an elusive concept in so many ways..
    19. 19. 19..or momentum? momentum.. Shifting priorities.. moving at a slower pace, but moving
    20. 20. 20 Thank You! Balancing Priorities in the Academic WorkplaceWeb - http://faculty.ksu.edu.sa/areejalwabil RG - http://ksu.skerg.org November 13, 2012

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