Navigating Higher Education Politics as Mid-Career Faculty: A Time for Discussion

Last updated November 14, 2023

Navigating Higher Education Politics as Mid-Career Faculty: A Time for Discussion

Last updated November 14, 2023

Connect and meet challenges intentionally to build a successful mid-career.

Overview

As faculty move through the mid-career stage, they can face additional career hurdles and possibilities. Higher education feels more unstable than ever, with challenges from state legislatures to funding and tenure, struggles with student engagement and mental health, and greater numbers of faculty and staff leaving for jobs outside universities. Faculty who are able to respond to these challenges with flexibility and by generating connections on their campuses can see them as opportunities, and thus are better able to make career decisions intentionally.

Join us for a one-hour discussion facilitated by Dr. Edmund Acevedo to consider what it takes to successfully navigate the politics of higher education at the mid-career stage. You will have the chance to:

  • Hear about the context of the circumstances in which mid-career faculty find themselves, including faculty retention struggles and a changing student environment.
  • Discuss how faculty can generate connections with administration to make sure their voices are heard.
  • Brainstorm how to respond to individual challenges with an eye toward career next steps.

Who should attend?

Tenured or career-track faculty who are at the mid-career stage and considering next steps will benefit most from this training. Early-career faculty or tenure-track faculty may also learn what questions to consider for their own mid-career stage.