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Community Building Resources

Forging and strengthening networks connecting academia to social and political movements

VIDEOS

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Building Your Professional Network and Community

How to build and nurture a professional network and community of folks from diverse career paths to help you over the course of your career.

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Navigating Academic Conferences: Presenting, Socializing, Surviving

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.

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Arts-Based and Community-Based Research

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.

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Getting the Most Out of Writing Groups

Learn how to design and run writing groups that build the accountability systems, intellectual communities, and editorial support groups you need.

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Podcasting as Public Intellectualism

Learn how public scholars, academics, artists, activists, and cultural producers can use podcasting for public intellectualism.

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Working Well with Dissertation Committee Members and Graduate Advisors

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.

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Pedagogy in the Public Sphere

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.

ARTICLES

Maintaining Friendships When Things Get Busy - Hourglass with pink sand sifting through

Maintaining Friendships When Things Get Busy

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.

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Collaborative Research for Junior Faculty: Finding Collaborators

Academic collaborations can help you meet your career goals if approached right. Learn how to choose the best partners to work with on projects.

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Collaborative Research for Junior Faculty: Finding 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.

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How to Find a Good Mentor

Academic mentorship can be vital to thriving in graduate school and faculty life. Here's how to find a good mentor to guide you in your career path.

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How to Be a Good Mentor

Why interdisciplinary scholars should seek out mentoring opportunities and how to be a good mentor, helping mentees thrive.

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How to Be a Good Mentee

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.

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Mentoring Students Pursuing Non-Academic Careers

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.

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Finding Non-Academic Mentors, Regardless of Your Career Path

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.

Julia Jordan-Zachery

Julia Jordan-Zachery on Using Community to Stay True to Yourself

Julia Jordan-Zachery shares how she helps mentees identify what they really need, find their truths, and stay true to who they are.

Kate Drabinski

Kate Drabinski on Bonding through Bikes

Kate Drabinski discusses carving a unique path from within the one you're on, biking as an act of bonding, and resisting the urge to hide behind being busy.

Terry K Park

Terry K. Park on Mentoring through Careful Listening

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 Building Community through Collaborative Projects

Cathy Hannabach on the value of collaboration, holistic mentoring, and how she helps mentees figure out what they really want out of a career.

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