Virtual Workshop by Christine Tulley

Presenter: Christine Tulley, Professor of English and Founder and Director of the Master of Arts in Rhetoric and Writing, The University of Findlay

  • Hosting fee: $1,000
  • Each workshop includes 65 one-year TAA faculty memberships.
  • Workshop hosts must have an expectation of 15 or more participants.
  • Email templates will be provided to the host institutions to promote the event. 

To schedule a workshop, please contact [email protected].

Time Management for Academics: How to Increase Scholarly Productivity While Teaching Effectively and Efficiently

Making time to write can be a struggle for faculty with heavy teaching loads. Writing for publication is often pushed off as faculty work to stay on top of student grading and responding to student emails. Yet many faculty publish regularly because they have developed a writing system that enables them to find time and use it productively.

In this interactive workshop, participants will be invited to identify specific teaching tasks that infringe on writing time. Next, participants will be taught to use a combination of “pattern teaching” and grading “templates” that efficiently shorten these tasks without sacrificing effectiveness in order to preserve more time for writing for publication. In addition, we will review academic writing moves that can level up scholarly writing and increase chances of publication. Using this combination of strategies, participants will create and leave with a weekly framework of a writing/teaching system that safeguards time for scholarly productivity and prioritizes scholarly writing. 


Presenter: Christine Tulley is Professor of English and Founder and Director of the Master of Arts in Rhetoric and Writing at The University of Findlay. As the campus Academic Development Coordinator, she runs faculty writing groups and offers tenure and promotion application support including effective practices for writing teaching philosophies and persuasive reflective statements. She is the author of How Writing Faculty Write (2018) and contributes regularly to Inside Higher Education on faculty productivity issues. She also serves as a research adviser to Prolifiko, a UK-based writing productivity think tank, and as a dissertation writing coach with Defend and Publish.

For questions about this workshop or to schedule a virtual event, please contact [email protected]