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    Patricia Silveyra
    Skill Building
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    Ask a junior faculty member or a postdoc, “what’s your biggest struggle at the moment?“ and most of the time, if not all the time, you will get the same answer, “time management”, “work-life balance”, or “too much to do, too little time.”  No matter what moment of the tenure clock you are in, or how long ago you started your faculty (or postdoc) appointment, the problem seems to persist.  Why? The answer is simple: we do indeed have too much to do in too little time. We are assigned too many responsibilities such as teaching, research, serving in committees to name a few.  Our research interests require that we read and keep up with the literature, and we all know how many new papers are published every week.  We have a long list of milestones we would ...