Past Event

NCFDD Webinar: Mastering Academic Time Management

April 11, 2024
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Online Event

New faculty members commonly describe:

  • Working long hours but making little progress on their research and writing
  • A sense of loneliness that stems from limited mentoring and community
  • Feeling unsupported in their desire for work-family balance and without the skills to achieve it
  • Wondering whether the academic path is the right career choice

This webinar is specifically designed to address these issues and provide participants with concrete skills to successfully transition from graduate student to professor.

Specifically, participants will learn:

  • The three biggest mistakes that new faculty make in managing their time
  • Why and how to align work time with institutional and personal priorities
  • How to create time for academic writing and research
  • How to organize a network of support and accountability for writing productivity and balance


NOTE: an NCFDD membership is required to participate in this event. To register:

  1. ACTIVATE your Columbia-sponsored membership

  2. REGISTER on the NCFDD website


Columbia University is an institutional member of the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD). The NCFDD is a nationally-recognized independent organization dedicated to supporting faculty, particularly under-represented faculty, post-docs, and graduate students in making successful transitions throughout their careers.



About the Presenter:

Ndidiamaka N. Amutah-Onukagha is an Associate professor in the Department of Public Health and Community Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. She is a Faculty Success Program Coach and a certified Campus Workshop Facilitator for the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity. She has published over 30 scholarly peer-reviewed journal articles or book chapters. Her current research interests include health disparities, reproductive health, infant mortality, and HIV/AIDS in ethnic minority populations. Currently, she is finishing a book manuscript on Black women in the academy. When she's not working she enjoys shopping, sleeping, and spending time with her husband and son.


Contact Information

Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement