I’m giving a workshop today on Maintaining Work/Life Balance, with special focus on the difficulties this task presents depending upon a person’s gender. This workshop is part of a series about Writing Instruction Across the Disciplines, but most of these tips are applicable to writing teachers of all kinds as well as many professionals. I’m including here the handout and worksheet used in this short workshop. In addition, some useful resources for thinking about maintaining work/life balance are listed below.
http://getalifephd.blogspot.com/ This entire blog by Tanya Maria Golash-Boza is devoted to work/life balance, and it has a wealth of resources. I recommend subscribing by email (see right sidebar) for a regular dose of wisdom on this subject.
A feminist alternative to MOOCs: Distributed Open Collaborative Courses. DOCCs take all the good stuff from MOOCs but also emphasize collaborative learning and distributed knowledge by decentralizing authority. Hopefully, this will address the problem of retention in a way that is efficient for all participants.
In a sponsor email from the Chronicle today, I saw this tidbit and snapped a screenshot to add to my collection of “efficiency” definitions. In this case, efficiency appears to be synonymous with effectiveness–and is apparently in direct opposition to liberal arts agendas. Fascinating.
I think having Western women who are so carefully and responsibly engaged–and who make their embodiment clear throughout–in investigating child marriage makes this documentary particularly fascinating.
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