Community Building Resources
Forging and strengthening networks connecting academia to social and political movements
Learn how to foster intellectual community in academic workplaces using reading and writing groups, engaging mentorship, and other strategies.
Tips on navigating academic conferences: build a career network, manage your energy levels, get feedback on your work, and avoid going broke in the process.
Learn best practices for doing community-engaged scholarship and teaching, including answers to those thorny ethical questions often provoked by this work.
How to use arts-based research and community-based research to generate robust data and publishing opportunities, meaningful resources to communities, and experimentation in artistry.
How to find the right dissertation committee members and advisors for your grad school experience and how to work with them well once you do.
How to take your pedagogy into the public sphere: social media, service learning, social justice teaching, and what “going public” can mean inside and outside the academy.
Academia requires a lot of your time and attention. But making time for friendships can mean the difference between surviving and thriving. Here’s how to make sure the people who matter to you don’t fall off your radar.
Strategies and tactics for improving mental health in academia by providing resources to students, faculty, and staff and prioritizing wellness.
Academic collaborations can help you meet your career goals if approached right. Learn how to choose the best partners to work with on projects.
Once you've decided on your partners for collaborative research, you'll need to find projects that meet your collective goals. Here's how to identify them.
Being a good mentee doesn't just mean saying yes all the time or following every piece of advice. Learn how to keep your academic mentoring relationships strong over the long term.
Mentoring students pursuing non-academic careers is both possible and vital even if you don't have any experience beyond the academy yourself. Here's how to get them what they need.
Non-academic mentors bring a wealth of career expertise and life advice. Here's how to build and nurture those relationships regardless of your career path.
Terry K. Park talks about on building community through careful listening, and how good mentorship is driven by patience and compassion—on both sides.
Cathy Hannabach on the value of collaboration, holistic mentoring, and how she helps mentees figure out what they really want out of a career.