Research Work Sprints
Are you struggling to find time to work on your research during these challenging times? If so, sign-up to participate in a Research Work Sprint! A Work Sprint provides a focused block of time and supportive environment for you to commit to and have some level of accountability for accomplishing a research goal. Each Work Sprint will begin with brief introductions and statements of goals, followed by two uninterrupted 45-minute work sessions separated by a brief break to check-in on progress toward goals and adjust if necessary. The session will conclude with a discussion of accomplishments and identification of next steps.
Fall 2020 Work Sprint Sessions:
14-Day Writing Challenge
The National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD) will host an 14-day writing challenge from October 19 – November 1, 2020.
From the NCFDD website:
The 14-Day Challenge is an opportunity for you to experiment with daily writing, online community, and supportive accountability. It’s very simple:
- You commit to write every day for at least 30 minutes.
- At the beginning of your writing time, you login to our online community, start the timer, complete your writing, and post your progress at the end.
- You take five minutes to support other writers in your group by commenting on their progress.
This is NOT for you if: (1) you don’t want to post your progress on a daily basis and/or (2) you don’t want to interact with other people.