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5th Annual Conference for Pre-Tenure Women September 22-23, 2014 at Purdue University

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Kerry Ann Rockquemore, PhD is President and CEO of the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity. The NCFDD is an independent professional development, mentoring and training community that serves over 40,000 graduate students, post-docs, and faculty members in the U.S. Dr. Rockquemore is author of The Black Academic's Guide to Winning Tenure Without Losing Your Soul. She provides workshops for faculty at colleges across the U.S., writes an advice column for Inside Higher Ed, and works with a select group of faculty each semester in the Faculty Success Program.


Session topics include

Breakout sessions focused on developing the promotion and tenure package, building alliances, and making a plan towards tenure.

  • CV Review
  • Navigating Difficult Climates
  • Work Life Balance
  • Impact on Tenure and Promotion
  • Dual Career

Preferred Hotel Information

Please call the Union Club Hotel (800) 320-6291 to make reservations, you will not be able to reserve online. Please let the reservation desk know you are attending the Pre-Tenure Conference. The Union Club Hotel is located on campus and within walking distance of the Stewart Center. There are a limited block of rooms available the night of September 22nd and 23rd, early reservations are strongly encouraged for out-of-town participants.

The Conference for Pre-Tenure Women, launched in 2010, helps women identify strategies and goals towards tenure and realize their potential in careers in higher education. It also provides opportunities for women faculty to develop strong leadership skills. The target audience for participation in the Conference is post-doctoral/pre-tenure women from all disciplines.



2013 Conference highlights: href="photos/untitled/photo11.jpg" rel="lightbox[gallery]" title="href="photos/untitled/photo11.jpg" rel="lightbox[gallery]" title="

4th Annual CONFERENCE FOR PRE-TENURE WOMEN September 26-27, 2013 at Purdue University

View Conference schedule - Click here

Keynote Speakers

"When the Ivory Tower is a Glass House: Thriving in Tokenized Contexts" - Yolanda Flores Niemann -

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Senior Vice Provost, University of North Texas
editor, Presumed Incompetent: The Intersections of Race and Class for Women in Academia (Utah State UP, 2012)

"Sharing Your Best Self in a Vulnerable Time: How to Tell Your Story" - Kathy L. Guthrie
Assistant Professor of Higher Education, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, Florida State University

"Engagement, Research, Teaching" - by Jay McCann

"Stories from Successful Women" Assistant Professor of Higher Education, Department of Educational Ellen Ernst Kossek, Ventria Patton, Maryann Santos de Barona

Session topics include

Breakout sessions focused on developing the promotion and tenure package, building alliances, and making a plan towards tenure

  • Your plan to Tenure
  • From Graduate Student to Faculty Member
  • Navigating Difficult Climates
  • The Other Side of the Table: Ask questions of a newly tenured faculty member to get her take on what the tenure process looked like.




2012 Conference highlights: href="photos/untitled/photo11.jpg" rel="lightbox[gallery]" title="

How to survive and thrive by asking the right questions
By Wendy C Crone

Planning for Success: A View from Department Heads
By Purdue Department Heads
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Managing Work-Life Relationships in the Flexible Job Age: What Women Academics Should Know
By Ellen E Kossek
Click here to access article

GPS for your Career: Mapping Your Course to Faculty Vitality
By Mary Dankoski

How to measure impact in the Promotion and Tenure Packet: What counts?
By Tenure Task Force Panel

View 2012 Conference Schedule


2011 Conference highlights:

The three things I learned at the Purdue Conference for Pre-Tenure Women: on being a radical scholar
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Your Plan to Tenure
By Beverly Davenport Sypher
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Friday Plenary
By Mary Dankoski

Salary Negotiation
By Sara Laschever

Supplemental Material
Job Satisfaction and Gender
32 Colleges Are Named Most Friendly to Junior Faculty

View 2011 Conference Schedule


2010 Conference highlights:

Mobilizing Women's Inclusive Leadership Skills
By Gertrude Fraser and Kathleen Wong (Lau)

Taking Control of Your Success
By Mildred Garcia

Smart Moves for Smart Women
By Leslie Crumpton-Young

View 2010 Conference Schedule


Conference for Pre-Tenure Women Organizers:

Katie Pope
Managing Director, Butler Center for Leadership Excellence

Ileana Cortes Santiago

Graduate Assistant

Tammy Hoffman

Administrative Assistant