A Productivity and Accountability Program for Grad Students and Academics

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Have you ever struggled with time management?

The combination of multiple responsibilities, sporadic deadlines, and last minute email reminders make it nearly impossible to feel like your schedule is under control as an academic.

And it can be so difficult to keep everything organized and stay motivated with all of the “free time” we have. So…

Which of the following resonates with you?

  • You have spent an entire day feeling non-stop busy, without actually getting anything done (more times than you would like to admit).
  • You have an item (or three) that never gets checked off of your to-do list.
  • You frequently work at night and on weekends but go to bed feeling guilty that you didn’t get any writing done.
  • You have a constant sense of overwhelm and imposter syndrome is all too real.
  • You never have time to enjoy the so-called perks of a career in academia. (You know, a late start, a midday walk, an entire day off.)

And you’ve likely said to yourself, “Why do I feel like I’m doing so much but I’m never sure if I’m spending enough time on the right things?”

…you know, the things that will help with promotion, getting a job, or graduation!

Agree or Disagree: Time Management is Hard!

And it’s also only a small piece of the academic puzzle. When we struggle with time management, it’s likely that we also struggle with planning, organization, or communication.

These are the four components of a system called project management, which is something I never learned in grad school. But I do believe that project management is essential for combining success in academia and living a fulfilled life at AT THE SAME TIME.

So what does a project look like in academia?

  • Publishing a paper
  • Completing a successful job search as a search committee member
  • Writing a letter of recommendation
  • Applying for a grant
  • Collecting data
  • Prepping to teach a class
  • Writing a test
  • Advising students
  • Grading an assignment
  • committee projects
  • Writing a paper

And the list goes on…

This is a long list and it doesn’t even include your personal/life responsibilities…or hobbies!

Wouldn’t it be nice to have a system/framework to manage is all?

It’s called project management and I’ve created a project management framework designed specifically for academics.

Project Management for Academics

In my framework, Project Management for Academics, I walk you through how to manage all components of your life by getting a bird’s eye view of the major aspects of your life (spaces) and slowly zooming in to the day to day tasks to help you intentionally make progress toward your goals.

In Project Management for Academics, I’ll help you break down your goals into projects, workflows, and tasks through my project management framework. Then I will show you how to IMPLEMENT it in a paper planner as well as online project management tools, Trello and Asana.

Your Instructor


Hi there! I'm Toyin! You can think of me as your virtual mentor. I recently survived getting my PhD in Math and landed my dream job in academia! And I want the same for you! I know how difficult, stressful, and overwhelming it is to be in a graduate program or to be a new faculty member. However, I was able to make it through my program with good and positive experiences and I want the same for you. So let's push aside the stress and worry and let's get to work!

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