Agile work strategies have long been a staple of the software development world, designed to allow businesses to be flexible and responsive to fast-paced change at times when “business as usual” could not work. However, it has yet to be applied to the world of higher education until now—offering a proven and efficient methodology for balancing academia’s demands.
In Agile Faculty: Practical Strategies for Managing Research, Service and Teaching, Rebecca Pope-Ruark discusses why the same principles, when applied to academia, work so well. Pope-Ruark offers up a comprehensive roadmap for scholars who want to incorporate agile practices into all aspects of their academic careers, be it research, service or teaching. Practical and forward-thinking, Agile Faculty is packed with tips to help educators balance academia’s demands—managing their time and projects while fostering productivity, personal and professional growth. In a special webinar with Top Hat, Pope-Ruark joins us to share her story and insights.
This webinar will discuss:
- The basics of Scrum, one of the most popular agile frameworks for completing complex projects
- How to use this framework to manage everything from individual research to overseeing student class work
- Step-by-step processes with real-life examples that you can immediately start using to manage your own workload