Book cover for The Faculty Factor: Developing Faculty Engagement with Living Learning Communities
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ISBN: 9781642672534

January 2023

  1. What are your motivations for accepting the FIR role?
  2. What do you see as the potential rewards and drawbacks of serving in the FIR role?
  3. This chapter outlined three groups with whom you should have expectation conversations (family, home department, and residence life staff). Are there other people to be considered in these conversations? If so, who?
  4. How have you thought about work time and place boundaries? Are you inclined to hold rigid boundaries or are you more likely to integrate those two elements? What would be the benefits and drawbacks of each approach?
  5. How can you utilize the 4-D conversation to identify items you can drop, delegate, do, or do differently?
  6. Reducing the conflict between work and life is one way to reduce stress. How do you prioritize work and personal elements of your life? Would your family, home department, or residence life colleagues prioritize those elements differently? What can you do to reconcile the differences in prioritization? Use these two charts (adapted from Friedman, 2019a) to assist in your thinking.

Work Life Domains Time Allocation

Domain % Time
Research %
Teaching %
Service %
Personal %
Family %
Community %
TOTAL 100%