Welcome . . .
Academics Only is a new "how-to" community for anyone interested in academia. It's specifically intended to grow into a community that's super helpful to new people: frustrated PhD students, anxious new professors, and independent scholars. There's separate resource tabs for each group, and there's a monthly blog.
Academics shines most brightly when it's cooperative. Here's a place where we can share the ideas, strategies, and systems that we think will help others. Right now most of the content is from my old website, but lots of people could use your help.
For instance, if you created a useful Teaching Tip Sheet, here's where you could share it. If you read a helpful article on how to write more clearly, here's where we could post a link. If your advisor gave you a great template creating a conference poster, here's where they could share it. It's for basically anything you personally created or discovered that you've found used and that could help others.
You can either send me what you have, or you direct me to what you discovered and I'll track down the author. Also, you can either post it with your name or post it anonymously. Just shoot me an email and we can schedule a call if needed.
Academia can be incredibly rewarding -- for you, your students, and those influenced by your research and other projects. I hope some of the ideas here can help speed you down that road so you can have a bigger impact and a lot of fun.
Let me know below what might help you most.
* Header photo: Duke Library, David M. Rubenstein Collection, Creative Commons; Footer photo: Tamás Mészáros at Piqsels, Creative Commons.