CONTINUING SCHOLARSHIP IN A TIME OF CRISIS?
- DETAILS Happy-Hour Conversation-
Co-sponsored by the Office of Sponsored Projects and the Center for Faculty Development; facilitated by Holly Slay Ferraro, David Green, and Jenna Isakson
Thu, May 14 | 4:00–5:00 | Zoom link will be sent upon registration
What happens to our scholarly and creative efforts when our lives have been significantly disrupted?
Clearly there is no single “right” answer to this question: individual contexts require individualized strategies and orientations to help us find our own balance in an unbalanced world.
Perhaps for you, scholarship pales into insignificance compared to supporting your students, caring for relatives and for yourself, and/or home-schooling your children; it’s a luxury you need to let go of. Or maybe time spent on scholarship provides you a welcome reprieve from email, social media, and the news – a chance to get comfortably lost in ideas and projects. Alternatively, you may be someone for whom scholarship is a form of healing, enabling you to think and write your way through the present trauma to new realizations and a deeper appreciation of what matters to you most.
Whatever your stance – and whatever your discipline, career stage, rank, or research funding – we invite you to join us for this happy-hour conversation to share and explore the myriad approaches to scholarship that are enabling you to stay grounded in the age of COVID-19.
In addition to creating a space for you to share with colleagues, staff from the Office of Sponsored Projects and Center for Faculty Development will be on hand to reflect on “nuts-and-bolts” approaches to addressing the challenges associated with timelines and/or research funding when so many factors are beyond our collective control.
Outside the session, we’ll share a few resources that provide contrasting perspectives on scholarly productivity in a time of crisis as well as resources for managing a sponsored project through this new environment.
Remember to bring your own beverages and snacks!