Research Accountability

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.

Upcoming Work Sprint Sessions:

See the Center for Faculty Excellence Upcoming Events for work sprint sessions being offered.

14-Day Writing Challenge

The National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD) will host an 14-day writing challenge from March 22 – April 4, 2021.

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:

  1. You commit to write every day for at least 30 minutes.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

To participate, you must first activate your NCFDD membership (FREE for Purdue faculty), then register to participate. Registration closes on March 17, 2021.