Pedagogy

First Day of Class Self-Care

“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” – Audre Lorde This semester, like all semesters, I’m thinking about what I can do to practice self-care and balance my mental/physical wellbeing with a new semester of classes, projects, and deadlines. I’m also thinking about what I can… Continue reading First Day of Class Self-Care

Reflections

“At Least I’m Not Insane”: Ongoing Reflections of a First-Semester Professor

Being a new tenure-track faculty member at a new school in a new town in a new state in a new geographical region is hard. It’s hard for all the reasons you’d expect it to be (what are the students like? who can you trust as a mentor? what’s the university climate? what do people… Continue reading “At Least I’m Not Insane”: Ongoing Reflections of a First-Semester Professor

Reflections

First Year Assistant Professor

Today was my first day teaching as Assistant Professor of Professional Writing at UCA. As a new academic year starts and I make the transition from Ph.D. student to junior faculty, I thought I’d share a few links that I’ve collected recently that are useful/affirming/reassuring. “Advice for Your First Year on the Tenure Track” // The Professor… Continue reading First Year Assistant Professor