Steps new academics can take to thrive: Opinion


In a recent editorial for Inside Higher Ed, Marcelle Dougan discusses steps that academics can take to thrive in the first year of their academic career. Dougan encourages new academics to get to know their department chair, find people to connect with within and outside of their department, and set aside time and build in accountability using writing groups to ensure their research moves forward. To maintain their mental health, the author also encourages academics to keep student evaluations in context and look for themes within them rather than focusing on specific comments, as well as prioritizing their health to avoid burnout and stay mentally sharp.

Inside Higher Ed (Acct. Req.)