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Agile faculty : practical strategies for managing research, service, and teaching

Author: Rebecca Pope-Ruark
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 work strategies are a staple of the software development world, developed out of the need to be flexible and responsive to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Pope-Ruark, Rebecca.
Agile faculty.
Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2017
(DLC) 2017024539
(OCoLC)973795497
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rebecca Pope-Ruark
ISBN: 9780226463292 022646329X
OCLC Number: 1011673672
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Reimagining paths to faculty vitality in higher education --
Working the Agile way using Scrum --
Organizing and prioritizing your personal research agenda --
Running a collaborative research project or program --
Leading effective Agile committees --
Mentoring students and peers with Agile activities --
Organizing your course as an epic --
Planning and implementing Scrum-based group projects --
Afterword: imagining the Agile college and university.
Responsibility: Rebecca Pope-Ruark.
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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 work strategies are a staple of the software development world, developed out of the need to be flexible and responsive to fast-paced change at times when "business as usual" could not work. These techniques call for breaking projects into phases and short-term goals, managing assignments collectively, and tracking progress openly. 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

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