Bryn.Harris's blog

Preventing Academic Burnout

Submitted by Bryn.Harris on Tue, 2017-01-24 14:17

By: Amanda B. Nickerson, Ph.D.
Professor and Director, Alberti Center for Bullying Abuse Prevention, University at Buffalo, the State University of New York

You’ve Got Mail…Now What?

Submitted by Bryn.Harris on Sun, 2016-09-25 18:59

By Bryn Harris, PhD, University of Colorado Denver
As the semester kicks off, many of us have goals to be better about managing our email this academic year. This can be a challenging task, because each aspect of our work (research, teaching, and service) has email components. However, there are many strategies for managing email and some may work for you! Below, I list some of the techniques that have worked for me.

Last month, we turned our attention to work-life balance and posed several questions for scholars to consider. This month, we highlight some strategies that may be effective for you, as you progress towards better work-life balance.

What is Work-life Balance in Academia?

Submitted by Bryn.Harris on Mon, 2014-03-17 06:47

Being a scholar in school psychology is a rewarding career that offers opportunities for, collaboration and lifetime learning. This path also offers a degree of flexibility not found in many other fields. The flexibility of the profession requires having to carefully regulate motivation and work ethic and practice effective time management. In the absence of a fixed schedule, it is essential to define manageable boundaries between professional activities and personal relationships.

Being Efficient in Course Preparation

Submitted by Bryn.Harris on Mon, 2013-10-14 19:47

As an early career scholar or as a seasoned instructor, course preparation can be a challenging task. Much of this challenge comes from the fact that course preparation never feels “done.” There are always more articles to read, grading rubrics to expand, or modifications to make based on continuous feedback. In the absence of a clear plan, time spent in course prep can overcrowd other important activities. Below are some recommendations for making course preparation manageable, and protecting time for other tasks that important to your success:

How do You Prepare for the New Academic Year?

Submitted by Bryn.Harris on Thu, 2013-08-22 18:00

With the new academic year upon us, we share our strategies for preparing for the fall semester.


  • The SSSP Board Meeting during the NASP Convention will be held Thursday, February 15, 2018 from 12 to 4 at Swissotel (connected to the Hyatt) MT069.
  • The SSSP Members' Meeting and Reception will be held Thursday, February 15, 2018 from 5 to 7 at Maggiano’s Downtown Chicago, 516 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654.