The professional development committee has been working on putting together resources that we know and love. That isn’t quite done yet, but we thought that in this time of COVID-19, there would be interest in COVID-19 related resources. Here they are!
These resources were gathered from our Steering Committee members as resources they have found helpful to them. They will likely not all be of interest, or all right for you, but we hope this list might bring you some needed information/support during the time. We haven’t individually team-vetted each resource, so normal disclaimers apply.
National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity
Professional tools, mentoring, and support for being successful in the Academy, with a specific page dedicated to COVID-19 resources.
Academic Woman Amplified Podcast by Dr. Cathy Mazak
The podcast for academic women who want to write and publish more while rejecting the culture of overwork in academia, with recent attention paid to what to do during the pandemic.
Mirya Holman's Aggressive Winning Scholars newsletter
A weekly newsletter focused on being successful in academia, which recently has been focused on being successful as an academic in the time of COVID-19.
The Professor Is In website, blog, podcast
General website: http://theprofessorisin.com/
COVID-19 specific blogs/resources:
Crowdsourced information, advice, and resources for managing your career (both in and outside of academia) generally as well as during COVID-19.
AERA Virtual Research Learning Series
Live or on-demand access to online professional learning workshops on relevant research and academic writing topics with scholars across country as instructors.
Virtual Coaching for Graduate Students and Academics: Teaching Academia
YouTube Channel with a library of videos to support graduate students and academics with relevant and timely content on navigating academia in the time of COVID-19.
Introducing POWER Hubs!
What is the purpose? The mission of POWER is to connect, support, and advocate for those researchers who identify as women or non-binary in the fields of education and child development. We seek to reduce gender inequity in leadership roles, establish a professional network to maximize career advancement and retention, and enhance women’s visibility in the field. Many of our members have commented on the value of networking events held at conferences and other meetings. POWER HUBs are designed to build upon these prior successes, to facilitate more frequent connections among individuals.
What is a POWER HUB? POWER HUBs are networks of researchers committed to furthering the mission of POWER. HUBs are led by a coordinator who is a POWER member and meet regularly to network among and support their members.
Who can start a HUB? A HUB can be started by any member of POWER. It can represent a certain geographical area or be held virtually based on shared interests. HUBs are designed to be flexible to meet the needs of POWER members. HUBs may be broad or may serve a specific group (e.g., early career researchers, researchers outside of academia, post-tenure faculty, graduate students, fixed-term faculty) or focus on a shared topic (e.g., mentoring, promotion and tenure).
What are the rules associated with starting a HUB? POWER members who want to start a HUB within their area should fill out this form. The Chair of the POWER Membership Committee will touch base about how to get started. This will allow HUBs to be listed on the POWER website. If a particular HUB is geared towards a specific group or topic, let us know, and this will be stated explicitly on our website. Coordinators of POWER HUBs will be asked to fill out a short 1-page form at the end of each May to tell us about how things went in the prior year. If a HUB coordinator changes or the HUB decides to disband, please note this in the form or let the Chair of the POWER Membership Committee know.
Who do I invite? POWER encourages you to use the POWER database to find other POWER members that live in your area or share your interests. You do not need to be a POWER member to attend a HUB meeting. HUBS will also be advertised on the POWER website to attract new members. A HUB can be as small as three members or as large as the coordinator feels comfortable hosting.
What does a HUB meeting look like? The location and nature of the HUB meeting is specified by the HUB coordinator. There is no mandated structure to a HUB; instead, they are designed to fit the needs of HUB participants. All meetings must adhere to POWER’s code of conduct. Some HUBs might choose to gather for coffee and sharing experiences. Other HUBs may choose to organize meetings around specific professional development topics.
Ready to get started? If you want to start a HUB in your location, or on a particular virtual topic, visit the HUBS page of our website to see if one already exists. If not, fill out a form and we’ll send you more information, and add your information to the website.