2nd Annual Conference for Associate Professors

Breaking Barriers: Path Towards Promotion

Program of Events
(Subject to change)
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Time Location Agenda
Thursday, March 5, 2020
10:30 am PMU East & West Faculty Lounges
Check-In and Registration
11:30 am PMU East & West Faculty Lounges
Mangala Subramaniam, Chair and Director, Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence

Opening Remarks
Jay Akridge, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Diversity
12:00 pm PMU East & West Faculty Lounges
1:15 pm PMU East & West Faculty Lounges
Introduction of Keynote Speaker
Chris Sahley, Professor and Associate Head, Biological Sciences & Director, ADVANCE Purdue Center for Faculty Success
Keynote: Authentic Inclusiveness for Growth
Pamela E. Scott-Johnson, Dean, College of Natural and Social Sciences and Professor of Psychology, California State University Los Angeles
3:00 pm PMU East & West Faculty Lounges
CRN Table Discussion
Michele Buzon, Professor, Department of Anthropology, College of Liberal Arts; Sophie Lelievre, Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine; Greg Shaver, Professor, Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering; Ann Weil, Clinical Professor, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine
Moderator: Ximena Arriaga, Professor, Psychological Sciences, College of Health and Human Sciences
The following questions will be addressed: What has been your experience with being a CRN member? What have you been able to provide for participants? And what you learnt?
About the CRN: The Susan Bulkeley Center for Leadership Excellence, in partnership with ADVANCE Purdue: Center for Faculty Success, initiated the Coaching and Resource Network (CRN) for assistant and associate professors as a pilot program in May 2019. The 19 CRN members are a diverse group of full professors.
The CRN was created to support faculty and enable inclusion of faculty on this campus, including regional campuses. ALL assistant and associate professors can participate in the CRN. By emphasizing that the CRN is not for discipline focused mentoring (journals to publish in or review grant proposals) but for advocating, supporting, and encouraging assistant and associate professors. Modeled on the multiple mentor approach, this unique and primarily dyadic style of the CRN is intended to provide the following benefits to assistant and associate professors:
  • Provide one-on-one mentoring and advising
  • Build community with assistant and associate professors campus-wide
  • Have the opportunity to explore a field of interest through exposure to a professional in that field (broadly)
  • Build a network of valuable professional connections
  • Have an advocate on campus
  • Benefits of having coach/mentor outside your college include:
    • Facilitating candid conversations about concerns especially outside the unit
    • Varying perspectives on issues and on navigating academic spaces
4:30 - 5:30 pm Dauch Alumni Center
Friday, March 6, 2020
8:00 am Stewart Center Room 310
Check-in and Continental Breakfast
8:30 am STEW 310
Mangala Subramaniam, Chair and Director Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence
9:00 am STEW 310
Workshop: NCFDD Workshop:  Every Semester Needs A Plan
Workshop conducted by: Dr. Lisa Hanasono, Associate Professor, Bowling Green State University on behalf of NCFDD
The goal of the workshop, ‘Every Semester Needs A Plan’ is to teach participants how to make deliberate use of unstructured time to meet goals for which they don’t have built-in accountability: health, wellness, research, and writing. The facilitator guides participants to actively identify their health and wellness and professional goals, map out the steps needed to accomplish these goals, introduce this plan into their calendar, and set up an accountability structure and support system that will sustain and motivate them to stick to their strategic plan. Once they map their responsibilities and commitments onto their calendar, most people recognize pretty quickly that they have more tasks than time. This workshop helps participants to identify the tasks that can be delegated, compromised, or discarded with to make time for what needs to get done. Participants learn to block their time commitments onto their weekly calendars, create their to-do list, and prioritize what needs to be done.
12:00 pm STEW 310
Closing Remarks
Chris Sahley, Professor and Associate Head, Biological Sciences & Director, ADVANCE Purdue Center for Faculty Success
Boxed lunches to go (meal ticket required)