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Leaving the Academy: A Participatory Open Research Approach (Fall 2022)

We’re creating an open participatory research project to explore the experiences of people who have left academia.

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Workshop toolkit

Toolkit for Cross-Disciplinary Workshops

Get the toolkit here Summary This toolkit shares insights and strategies from our 2021 pilot Open Problem Workshop series.

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Four Metaphors About the Academy

Four Metaphors About the Academy While doing research on and talking with people who have left academic positions, I noticed four metaphors that people commonly used to describe their relationship to the academy.

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How Do We Finish?

Welcome back to Jumpstarting Open Projects! This is week 4 of 4 (Check out weeks 1, 2, and 3).

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How Do We Take Action?

Welcome back to Jumpstarting Open Projects! This is week 3 of 4 (Check out weeks 1 and 2).

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What Support Do You Need?

Welcome back to Jumpstarting Open Projects! This is week 2 of 4 (Find week 1 here).

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What Is an Open Project?

Maybe it’s already on your computer, waiting for you to click send, or publish, or share.

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Dear Considering Leaving Academia

Dear Considering Leaving Academia, You’re thinking of leaving your academic position/the adjunct scramble/post doc/grad school.

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What I Wish I Had Known Before Leaving Academia

I can’t help it — even though I’m not a professor anymore, I’m still a data junkie.

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Coffee with Recovering Academics

Since I’ve left my position as a tenure track assistant professor, I find myself regularly sitting across a coffee table from academics or former academics — often women and minorities — who are having a tough time.