Faculty Coaching with Academic Impressions

Faculty Coaching with
Academic Impressions

Let us help you thrive and advance in academia.

Juggling the numerous competing demands of an academic career can be an extremely daunting endeavor: managing a busy teaching, research, and service work calendar while maintaining a healthy and harmonious work-life balance is indeed a tall order.

Many faculty members struggle to carve out sufficient time for writing, often relegated to the bottom of their to-do lists among a multiplicity of other responsibilities. Others need support with honing pedagogical skills, acquiring the leadership competencies to spearhead a research enterprise, or learning how to prioritize competing requests for service work. Unfortunately, even despite success, impostor syndrome, feeling "stuck," and the risk of early burnout can afflict today's aspiring scholars.

Faculty coaching is a proven professional development solution, designed to provide personalized support as you:

  • Excel as a scholar
  • Take charge of your career
  • Balance competing demands
  • Establish accountability to achieve your goals

THE ACADEMIC IMPRESSIONS
FACULTY COACHING PACKAGE

 


 

What is it?

The Academic Impressions coaching package is an individualized program (12 sessions) designed to support you as you establish yourself and excel as a scholar, take charge of your career, balance numerous competing demands, and provide accountability to help you achieve your goals.

Our faculty coaching program is suitable for and customizable to all experience levels. Whether you are tenure track, mid-career, or senior faculty, our coaches will work with you to identify your personalized needs and goals, for example:

Navigating the Tenure Track Process

Develop strategies to navigate internal and external roadblocks to academic success, while maintaining the right balance between several competing components of your tenure success — teaching, research, and service work.

Maintaining Productivity

Prioritize responsibilities, create sustainable work schedules, break down large goals into smaller assignments, and recognize and combat distractions.

Stepping Up Your Leadership

Craft a leadership development plan that builds on elevating self-awareness and supports your engagement with teams across your institution.

Steering Your Career

Explore your career paths and opportunities, and let our coaches support you from planning through to transition.

Establishing Your Academic Legacy

Define and articulate the unique brand of your academic contributions, while justifying their relevance and importance to the wider community.

Building Your Network

Consider who needs to be part of your professional network and how you can build advantageous connections with these constituents.

Boost Your Productivity in our Virtual Writing Café

An Online Space for Support, Community, and Accountability

 

Amidst the competing demands of teaching and service, academics are always under pressure to find time for their scholarship. During these uncertain times, with daily routines disrupted, the challenge of maintaining scholarship work is even more critical. Many academics are struggling with the competing priorities of remote learning, student and university needs, and their own isolation and break from writing and research routines—all while managing changes to their own daily lives.

As a faculty coaching client, you have the opportunity to join us in the Virtual Writing Café, an online space that provides support, community, and accountability. This is your chance to get support in structuring your time and dedicating focused hours each day to your writing tasks that require self-motivation.

Writing groups and resources like this have been used for years to help faculty get in the right frame of mind for more productive research and writing. The Virtual Writing Café is especially helpful when faculty form a writing cohort with others who are at a similar stage in their careers. We can help you establish cohorts for early career, pre-tenure, post tenure/mid-career, and legacy stages of faculty careers.

Why We Are Different

Academic Impressions is a trusted resource for tens of thousands of administrative and academic professionals working to navigate today’s complex challenges. We have deep expertise in professional and leadership development, offering an unmatched library of online resources and trainings, hundreds of conferences each year, our Higher Ed Impact newsletter that reaches more than 60,000 executives, and a network of experienced leadership coaches.

Work with an Experienced Faculty Coach

We guarantee to match you with a coach who understands your personalized challenges and is prepared to support your development goals. Our coaches recognize that each path is unique to the faculty member’s discipline and institutional context.

Tap Into our Network

You not only work with an assigned coach who understands your challenges, but you are also connected to our larger organization and extensive network of higher ed experts.

We Live and Breathe Higher Ed

We bring an in-depth understanding of the challenges that faculty face in relation to the larger trends of higher ed. We appreciate that faculty are balancing several demands of teaching, research, and service.

Our Coaches

Jennifer Askey, Ph.D.

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Allison DiBianca Fasoli, Ph.D.

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Ava Thompson Greenwell, Ph.D.

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Anita Kite, Ph.D.

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Jennifer E. Swanberg, Ph.D.

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Carina Vocisano, Ph.D.

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