Celebrate your achievements and share your experiences as a first-generation faculty member.
Navigating faculty life and culture can be challenging for anyone, regardless of their background. To be successful, faculty need to understand the subculture of higher education, know how to network and navigate politics on campus and in their discipline, and be able to advocate for themselves and set boundaries effectively. But for first-generation faculty members, there can be additional barriers in confronting the hidden curriculum and trying to successfully manage research, teaching, and service. Not to mention the fact that first-gen faculty members are often best suited to support first-gen students in their journey through college, which can add unofficial service time to their calendars.
Join us for a one-hour facilitated discussion about thriving as a first-gen faculty member. You will have the opportunity to:
- Hear from our speakers about their journey through college, graduate school, and faculty life.
- Discuss ways to celebrate successes, support students, and maintain the boundaries needed to be successful as faculty.
- Network with other first-gen faculty members from different institutions.
Who should attend?
Faculty members at all levels, including those in academic leadership or other leadership positions (whether or not on the tenure track), who identify as first-generation students, will benefit most from this discussion.
After participating in this online discussion, you will have expanded your network and the ways you can navigate the challenges associated with being first-gen faculty.