Supporting Mid-Career Faculty Webcast Recording

Last updated May 3, 2013

Supporting Mid-Career Faculty Webcast Recording

Last updated May 3, 2013

Table of Contents


Overview

Mid-career faculty members (tenured-system faculty members) form a large and important component of the academic workforce who experience unique challenges. Academic life has a short career ladder, and many tenured faculty members reach a plateau where opportunities for advancement decline. Further, there has been relatively little research on tenured faculty and on best practices to support tenured faculty members through this extended career stage.

Join our expert instructors online to identify the needs, interests, and challenges of tenured faculty members as well as productive practices and recommendations to address them. Featuring the award-winning work done at Michigan State University, this webcast can serve as a starting point for an important conversation within your faculty leadership team.

Who should attend?

Administrators involved in the Review, Tenure, and Promotion (RTP) process (provosts, academic vice presidents, deans, and department chairs/heads); members of college and department advisory and/or personnel committees; and newly tenured tenured faculty members, and faculty developers would benefit from this webcast.

Agenda

  • Setting the stage: the national picture and the context and need
  • Needs, interests, and challenges of mid-career faculty members
  • Promising practices and recommendations to support mid-career faculty members at several levels
    • Institutional efforts
    • College advisory committees/personnel committees
    • Department chairs and heads
    • Mid-career faculty members (both newly tenured and later mid-career)
  • Takeaways

Resources

As part of your registration, you will receive the following articles authored by our instructors:

  • “Mapping the Terrain” — article published in Change and co-authored by the instructors
  • “Promising Practices for Supporting Mid-Career Faculty: Recommendations” identified by the webcast instructors