Schedule of Events

Thursday, September 7, 2017

8:00 - 9:00 am

Check-in Opens and Continental Breakfast, Stewart Center (STEW ) 302/306

 

9:00

Opening Remarks and  Welcome

 

9:30 - 11:00 am

Keynote: Jessica Bennett, “Welcome to the Feminist Fight Club.

Tools for battling workplace sexism—in academia and beyond.”

 

11:30 - 12:30 pm

Lunch - Marietta Harrison, “University Resources for Research”

 

12:45 - 2:00

Panel Session 1: THE ACADEMY - BROAD ISSUES

Workarounds and Advantages of Different Types of Institutions in Higher Education: Missions, Structures

Discuss emphasis on research and/or teaching. Include reward structures. Differences in availability of resources for different activities. Supporting racial and ethnic diversity- how junior faculty could be involved in such discussions.

 

‘Difference’ in the Academy

Written/Unwritten extended- Difference that makes a difference. Include suggestions to deal with social media discussions and how junior faculty may consider ‘protecting’ themselves.

 

Making and Changing Policies

Learn how to create and revise policies to be successful and happy in your career and personal life

 

Be the CEO of You

This session will focus on taking responsibility for your career trajectory, and recognizing the necessary steps to promotion.

 

2:15

Break

 

2:30 - 3:45

Panel Session 2: RESEARCH AND RESOURCES; TEACHING/INSTRUCTION; SERVICE

Managing Start-up Funds

This session will offer a first-hand account of experience spending start-up funds, and generate discussion around strategies and best practices

 

Utilizing Resources: “Don’t Be a Shadow at the Door- Ask!”

Seeking information about resources and awards. Where to look and who to ask.

 

Working with Graduate Students: Individual Advisees and Teams

This session will review tips for developing and navigating relationships with advisees and graduate teams, as well as pitfalls to avoid.

 

Creating a Strong Teaching/Classroom Instructional Environment

Preparing courses and time involved (across different types of institutions of higher education). Teaching ‘controversial’ topics (race, protests, immigration) in these times.

 

Make Service, Work for You

Suggestions for determining ‘type’ of service work to commit to. Pros and cons of avoiding excessive service work and how to say ‘no.’

 

 

4:00 - 6:30 pm

Reception at Dauch Alumni Center

 

Friday, September 8, 2017  (Subject to Change)

8:00 - 9:00 am

Check-in Opens and Continental Breakfast, Stewart Center (STEW) 302/306

 

9:00

Opening/Intro

 

9:15 - 10:45

Keynote: Beronda Montgomery, “Cultivating a Career: Defining and Navigating a Personal Roadmap Towards Career Success”

 

11:00 - 12:15 pm

Panel Session 3: WORKING TOWARD SUCCESS AND MANAGING FAILURE

Negotiating and Advocating for Self

Suggestions for utilizing formal and informal mentors to advocate and make known the work and accomplishments of junior faculty. Be aware of what is recognized.

 

Preparing for Tenure

(step-by-step) - Top 10 Tips

This session presents lesser known tips for surviving and thriving in a pre-tenure world. Serious information in a light-hearted format.

 

Work Life Balance

This session will review a model of work-life boundaries which participants can use to promote effectiveness on and off the job.

 

Informal Mentoring

Seeking and using informal mentoring within/outside department. Benefits of informal mentoring. Sharing information of teaching/research with informal mentors.

 

Men as Allies

This session focuses on men advocating for greater gender equity, and what kinds of strategies can be used by a man to be a successful ally.

 

12:00 - 1:30 pm

Lunch

 

2:00 pm

Wrap-up

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