How is your summer going?
I have been busy spending time with my family, adjusting to expanded responsibilities at work, and writing. My wife and our ten children moved back to central Florida during the pandemic, and now we are wondering what the future looks like for work and where we will live. Next month I have to clean out my awesome office that I have not seen in over a year. I have forgotten what I left there, so it will be like a treasure hunt. The university is still working on our return to campus plan, but for now we have been asked to clean out our offices.
It has been about a year since I sent out an update on my work, and I have a couple of updates to share.
This list started almost five years ago when I was working on a project that became my first book, “How to Become a Professor.” I posted a survey in a few LinkedIn groups asking for advice for people looking to start academic careers. One of the biggest take-aways was how many people described why they were leaving higher ed. That feedback inspired a new project which led to my second book, “The Guide to Indie Teaching.” I started working on how professors could teach independent of colleges and universities. Most of the people receiving this announcement have engaged with me over the last five years on one of those projects, and many of you responded to that initial survey.