Capsules

Introduction

Since 2009, the Centre for Academic Leadership has organised mentoring groups for assistant and associate professors. 

The capsules found on this site are a summary of the advice, tips and strategies shared by these groups. Rather than keeping these secrets to ourselves, we have decided to share them! The Centre thanks the various mentors and mentees who have participated in the groups over the years. 

© Centre for Academic Leadership, 2017 All rights reserved. These capsules or any portion thereof may not be reproduced or used in any manner whatsoever without the express written permission of the Centre. The views and opinions expressed in these capsules are those of the participants and do not necessarily reflect the position of the University of Ottawa on these topics.

Dealing with the Institution and the relationships within

  • Relationship with Director and Chair
  • Administrative tasks
  • Career development 

 

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Strategy

  • Conflict management 
  • Tools
  • Harassment - what to do?
  • T&P link

 

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Time Management

  • Strategies
  • Quadrants
  • E-mail
  • Protecting your time

 

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Graduate Students

  • Group dynamics
  • Progress reports
  • Reference letters
  • Skills development

 

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Sustainability

  • Coping strategies 
  • Resilience 
  • Cycles

 

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Work-life balance and self-care

  • Children 
  • Help
  • Don't over commit
  • Attitude

 

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Research

  • Financing 
  • Collaboration
  • Support
  • T&P link

 

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Teaching

  • Syllabus
  • Student hours
  • Professionalism - expectations
  • Evaluation

 

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Self-promotion

  • Personal web site 
  • Google Scholar
  • Research Gate
  • Twitter

 

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Tenure and Promotion

  • Support
  • External reviewers 
  • Annual report
  • Process summary 

 

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