It eventually found its way into our book as recommended reading, and it deserves the good reviews it’s received.Billed as “The Sabbatical Book”, Six Months Off is indeed a comprehensive guide to getting away.
Most notably, I needed to find some coherence in my research because I’d been publishing in a variety of fields.
If you only bought the book for this section, it’d be worth it.
The chapter on negotiating with your employer is also excellent.
Because I am at a teaching institution, most faculty spend the first two to three years (re)designing courses and figuring out how to manage such a teaching-intensive schedule.
It is not uncommon for us to completely stall in our research.
I created a timeline of my scholarly goals including books, articles, conferences, and, most of all, topical areas of interest.