TIME MANAGEMENT FOR ACADEMICS

Welcome to this online Time Management Programme.


I hope that you will enjoy this opportunity to reflect on and enhance your time management skills.

Learning Outcomes


On completion of this course, it is expected that learners will be able to:

 

  • Describe their overall purpose at work and the multiple roles necessary to accomplish that

  • Implement a strategy designed to keep them fit for work and resilient to pressures

  • Distinguish between urgency and importance and plan their time accordingly

  • Structure their working week to ensure that both long term and short term priorities, and routine 'maintenance'  tasks are addressed

  • Identify, and generate solutions to, particular time management issues they face

  • Implement and review a robust action plan to improve their time management practice


Introduction


This page contains information that you will find helpful, in order to decide how you wish to engage with this programme.


The programme consists of several elements, from which you can choose those that are most relevant to your needs.

We have provided most of the material in three media, so that you can choose how you wish to engage with it:

  • Video

  • Podcast

  • Written handouts

However, some of the material clearly suits some media better than others. So the spaces for your written reflections are in the written handouts.


The programme concludes with the online session to which you have been invited, when you will have the opportunity to discuss the ideas covered, identify and solve any outstanding time issues, and develop a robust action plan.


The material is in modular format: bite-size chunks. This is so that you can absorb a little at a time, and make use of short periods of time to engage in the learning, at times that suit you.


After each module, you are encouraged to complete the Reflections Log, to help you to consider and to remember what you have learned and plan how you will apply it.

You will find all the material you need on the Resources page. To access the page you will need to enter the password I sent you in my initial email.

If you have any questions about any of this, please do not hesitate to contact me. I look forward to meeting you at the Online Live Session. See my email for Zoom details.


Andrew Scott