Conference for Assistant Professors (earlier called Conference for Pre-tenure Women)
Offered each year in the fall, the Conference for Assistant Professors brings tenure track/non tenure track women and men faculty from across the country together on Purdue’s campus to discuss, share information, learn strategies, and meet with others in an effort to raise women’s success - earning tenure/promotion. The conference can be useful for assistant professors from all types of institutions: liberal arts colleges, teaching institutions, and research I institutions. The conference offers participants significant networking opportunities with peers and leaders in academic administration.
National speakers and local experts provide keynotes and facilitated sessions. Keynote speakers have included: Neeli Bendapudi, Patricia Hill-Collins, Teresa Sullivan, and Mia Tuan among many others. Workshops offered at each conference since 2018 were open to all faculty. Topics of discussion include promotion and tenure policy and procedures, navigating bias and difference, building effective relationships with faculty colleagues, and addressing teaching challenges.