Balancing Academia: Managing Research, Teaching and Service Using Agile Methodologies

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.

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Duration: 60 minutes

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What you will learn

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.

  • 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

About Rebecca Pope-Ruark

Rebecca Pope-Ruark is an Associate Professor of English at Elon University. Her work focuses on student collaboration, agile project management processes, design thinking and social innovation pedagogies. Agile Faculty: Practical Strategies for Managing Research, Service, and Teaching, is her first book.

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