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Agile Faculty

Practical Strategies for Managing Research, Teaching, and Service

Digital tools have long been a transformative part of academia, enhancing the classroom and changing the way we teach. Yet there is a way that academia may be able to benefit more from the digital revolution: by adopting the project management techniques used by software developers.

Agile Faculty is a comprehensive roadmap for scholars who want to incorporate Agile practices into all aspects of their academic careers, be it research, service, or teaching. Rebecca Pope-Ruark covers the basic principles of Scrum, one of the most widely used models, and then through individual chapters shows how to apply that framework to everything from individual research to running faculty committees to overseeing student class work. Practical and forward-thinking, Agile Faculty will help readers not only manage their time and projects but also foster productivity, balance, and personal and professional growth.

About the Author(s)
Rebecca Pope-Ruark

Rebecca Pope-Ruark is the author of *Agile Faculty: Practical Strategies for Managing Research, Service, and Teaching” from the University of Chicago Press and an Associate Professor of Professional Writing & Rhetoric. Her academic work focuses on student collaboration, Agile project management processes, design thinking and social innovation pedagogies, and the role of situational creativity in teaching and learning. She is a Certified ScrumMaster through and has been teaching Scrum strategies to students and faculty for over 10 years. She is now available for writing coaching, editing, and workshop facilitation for technical individuals or groups interested in sharing their knowledge through better public writing.

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