Ever wondered, “Why Are Associate Professors So Unhappy?” as the Chronicle of Higher Education asked in 2012? Research on mid-career faculty suggests that the time after tenure and/or promotion can be difficult for many who take on additional service responsibilities or find themselves drifting. Others may be content in their mid-career, but still wonder how to spend their energy and time to best advance their most important values and projects. Developing resources and additional support for mid-career faculty is one of the priorities of Faculty Affairs in 2021–2022. This half-day workshop kicks-off that effort. Please join us for the workshop if you would define yourself as “mid-career,” and especially if you’ve gotten tenure and/or been promoted to Associate (in any series) in the past year.
Through the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity, Associate Professor of Biology and Neuroscience at Ursinus College, Dr. Carlita Favero will lead faculty through the process of charting next steps.
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This workshop is designed for Associate Professors in all series to identify the challenges associated with post-promotion life and to better understand the diverse pathways faculty members can take after winning tenure and/or promotion. In this workshop, we create a space where newly tenured faculty members can pause and intentionally reflect on future possibilities.
Participants will learn:
- The most common mistakes new faculty members make in their first post-promotion year
- The NCFDD process for choosing a post-tenure and/or promotion pathway
- How to create a new mentoring network and support system to ensure success in the next career phase