Alison Staudinger, Director of Faculty Development, VPFA 

I am emerging from a post-tenure depression. After spending the first five years of my life as a faculty member focused on contributing to my field, my campus, and my students, and finally earning promotion to Associate Professor with tenure, I looked around and wondered “what’s next?” Before I had time to explore this question, I became department chair and found myself buried in service, including student mentoring, curricular development, governance committees, and pedagogy workshops. I was soon doing 500 things mediocrely, rather than a few things well. Don’t make the same mistake I did! 

Although I am happy that my post-tenure depression led me to seek a new direction at the University of Denver, I wish there had been more support to help me intentionally choose a post-promotion path that aligned my effort with my values, and helped me move toward additional professional goals, like a meaningful research project or delving deeply into a new type of pedagogy. 

Facilitator: Carlita Favero, Ph.D.This half-day workshop from the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity is designed to help with the process of charting a pathway:

December 2nd | 9:00am–12:00pm
Gregg Kvistad Special Events Room, Anderson Academic Commons, Room 290
Register here: http://otl-events.du.edu/public/registration/5312
Light breakfast and lunch provided 

Facilitator: Carlita Favero, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biology and Neuroscience
Ursinus College