Too often our scholarly and creative work takes a back seat to components of our jobs with built in accountability like teaching and service. During the fall 2018 semester, I participated in the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity's Faculty Success Program. The program emphasizes scholarly productivity and encourages work-life balance. The core component of the program is developing a daily writing practice. The program encourages participants to write for 30 minutes per day. NCFDD founder, Kerry Ann Rockquemore defines writing as "anything between the spark of an idea and a manuscript out the door." In this forum, I will share how 30 minutes per day changed my approach to scholarly work and describe what I learned about improving productivity by engaging in a daily writing practice.
Stenson, Mary, "Lessons in productivity: what I learned by writing for 30 minutes a day" (2019). Forum Lectures. 393.