The iPad Pro is superior to a laptop or desktop in the university classroom. In this post, I tell you what hardware you will need to teach with the iPad Pro.
The biggest struggle I hear other tenure-track faculty at teaching-oriented institutions articulate is the amount of time it takes to teach 2-3 times as many courses as you ever did–most ones you’ve never taught before!–while establishing and maintaining your research agenda.
Do you struggle to write consistently? Do you put a session on your calendar, but then find other “urgent” things come up? Or that you sit down to write, but instead find yourself, two hours later, responding to emails, reading articles online, or knee-deep in another task that you started because you thought it would be better to just get it out of the way first?
Are you stuck with a stubborn academic conference paper, journal article, or book chapter? Are you experiencing academic writer’s block and are looking for unique solutions to help you get unstuck?
When revising my book manuscript, one chapter stubbornly refused any and all revision efforts I threw at it. It wasn’t academic writer’s block per se, but I was still hopelessly stuck.
To be convincing to university presses, your academic book proposal needs to clearly articulate how your book fits in predefined subject categories. This post walks you through identifying subject areas that you think apply to your book, and discover what research exists in those niches.
The summer before I began the tenure track, I read as much about how to balance the competing demands of the tenure-track as possible. How did successful faculty publish more than others? One of the sources, Professors as Writers, prompted me to do one small thing that ended paying huge dividends down the road.
When my computer bit the dust in 2016, I had come across some information on the iPad Pro, which seemed to suggest it had interesting potential in the college classroom. None of the reviews I consulted, though, spoke specifically about teaching with it in the college classroom, and none gave me information about how it would measure up to a non-tablet for academic research and writing purposes. Continue reading “An In-Depth Review of the iPad Pro for Professors and Academics”
Surprisingly, there exist few concrete timelines you can consult to get a sense of how long it takes to turn a dissertation into a book. In this post, I offer my own timeline for revising my dissertation into a book as an example of how one specific academic book went from dissertation to published.