Enough is Enough

Let’s talk about scarcity.  In particular, scarcity that is fed by shame and and comparison and results in disengagement — specifically not submitting work. Today’s post draws from the work of Brené Brown. Quick aside: If you have not read … Continue reading

The Art of Facing Criticism

Let’s talk about criticism, in particular criticism of our academic work. Criticism that challenges our methods, our arguments, our conclusions. Criticism that we personalize even though it’s not about us. Criticism that stings. But before we get into how to … Continue reading

How To Get Your Department to Pay for Productivity Support

This is part of a previous post on how to get your department to fund your participation in Unstuck: The Art of Productivity and The Art of the Academic Article, but you can use it to ask for any kind … Continue reading

Productivity Tuesday: Unstuck is Not About Making You a “Better” Worker

Testimonials from Unstuck participants: It is no exaggeration to state that Unstuck has changed my academic life. I was ready to leave academia as toxic working practices were taking over, and I had imported self-doubt and anxiety into my writing … Continue reading

Knowing When to Leave: Lessons from an Academically Unaffiliated Life – WOC Guest Post

I am delighted to offer another guest post contributed in response to my recent call for contributions to the blog by black women and other women of color. If you’d like to submit a post or an idea for a … Continue reading

Always Have a Side Hustle, and Other Lessons I Learned from Academia (Part 2) – WOC Guest Post

I am delighted to offer this guest post contributed in response to my recent call for contributions to the blog by black women and other women of color. I am still enthusiastically welcoming draft posts and ideas/pitches – send them … Continue reading

A Provost Leaves Academia, Part IV – The Transition

This is the fourth and final installment in the #Postac series, “A Provost Leaves Academia,” by Dr. Terri Givens. Dr. Terri Givens is a consultant in higher ed, and soon to be former provost at Menlo College. She has been … Continue reading

Recovering My Creativity Through Unstuck – Guest Post by Dr. Verena Hutter

TPII Editor Extraordinaire Dr. Verena Hutter shares her wonderful experience recovering a part of herself she thought was lost, through our Unstuck Productivity Program. In honor of Verena and her pens, we are extending the sign up for the new … Continue reading

Distortions, Dramas, and Myths: Or, How to Tell The Truth About Your Writing

Consider this… The things you tell yourself about your writing are not truth. They are stories. And the wonderful thing about stories, is that you can rewrite them. The entire reason I started Professor Is In in 2011 was to … Continue reading