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NCFDD Webinar: How to Balance Parenting and Productivity: A Realistic Approach

Wednesday, Jan 4, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

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How to Balance Parenting and Productivity: A Realistic Approach for Faculty with Young Children

Facilitator: Rebecca L. Davis, PhD

Does the idea of “work-life” balance make you want to laugh – or cry – as you juggle childcare and your academic workload? Do you feel distracted (and even guilty) at work and at home?

This four-week course will foster a supportive, non-judgmental atmosphere to tackle the specific challenges facing academics who are parenting very young children (or anyone else who provides time-intensive and physically demanding dependent care). Each week we will identify specific strategies that will help you enhance your self-care, build networks of support, overcome feelings of guilt and shame, and boost your writing productivity. We will share our ideas and concerns during the calls and in an online community throughout the week.

By the end of the course participants will have more expansive support networks, realistic strategies for better sleep and self-care, and a broader perspective on how to tackle the daily challenges of this uniquely exhausting—but often also uniquely joyful—stage in life.

About the Facilitator:

Rebecca L. Davis is an associate professor of history and of women and gender studies at the University of Delaware, the director of graduate studies for the history department, and a coach for the Faculty Success Program. She received her PhD in American History from Yale and held a postdoctoral fellowship at Princeton’s Center for the Study of Religion. Her first book, More Perfect Unions: The American Search for Marital Bliss, was published by Harvard University Press in 2010. She writes about sexuality, marriage, religion, and American culture for academic and non-academic audiences. She is also the parent of two children, ages 2 and 6.

At the University of Delaware Rebecca has helped advance campus-wide efforts to promote gender equity, working to improve parental leave and stop-the-clock policies, enhance the visibility of resources for nursing mothers and caregivers, and draw attention to disparities in promotion and pay for women and people of color. In her free time she bakes, gardens, and lies on the floor.


If you are a faculty member or postdoctoral scholar who would like to begin accessing NCFDD resources, please contact Samantha Anderson-Mekhail at sanders2@uci.edu.  



Wednesday, Jan 4, 2017
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm