Tuesday, 10 December, 2019
A workshop, “Writing, Procrastination, & Resistance,” will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, Dec. 10, at Il Monastero. Breakfast begins at 8:30 a.m. The workshop is sponsored by the Office of Faculty Affairs and is available through SLU’s membership in the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity.
The workshop starts with a foundational issue common to almost everyone in the academy: procrastination with regard to writing.
The session is aimed at teaching participants how to identify and challenge the specific obstacles that are stalling their productivity, whether it’s a psychological block, a lack of an accountability structure, or other issues, and really get back to writing, which often factors heavily for tenure and promotion.
The workshop also normalizes common obstacles to break the shame-spiral that often comes from not achieving goals and that leads to even more prolonged or detrimental procrastination.
Once participants are able to identify what’s holding them back and to acknowledge their issues are quite common, they can start to realign their time with their priorities, whether it be writing a dissertation, working on a grant proposal or finishing a book manuscript.