Program

Charting Your Path to Promotion

4th Annual Conference for Associate Professors (In-person & Virtual)

Program of Events (All Eastern Time)
(Subject to change)
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Time
(All Eastern Time)
Agenda
Wednesday, February 23, 2022
11:00 am
(All Eastern Time Zone)
Check-in/Registration - Purdue Memorial Union, South Ballroom
12:30 pm
Welcome
Mangala Subramaniam, Professor and Butler Chair and Director, Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence, Purdue University
Opening Remarks & Introduction of Keynote Speaker
Jay Akridge, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Diversity , Purdue University
1:00 - 2:30 pm
Keynote Title: Using GPS on Your Path to the Professorship: Growing Professionally and Strategically
Elizabeth Field Hendrey, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Queens College, CUNY
Thursday, February 24, 2022
8:00 am
Check-in and Continental Breakfast - Purdue Memorial Union, South Ballroom
8:30 am
Welcome
Mangala Subramaniam, Professor and Butler Chair and Director, Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence, Purdue University
Opening Remarks
Theresa Mayer, Executive Vice President for Research and Partnerships, Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University. 
8:45 - 10:15 am
Panel Session 1: Managing Time: Service, Teaching, Mentoring, and Research
Speakers (from within and outside Purdue): Vicki Baker, Professor, Economics and Management, Albion College; Lynne Taylor, Retter Professor of Pharmacy, Purdue University; Greg Shaver, Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University; Margaret Gitau, Associate Professor, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Purdue University; Amy Cook, Professor of English and Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, Stony Brook University; Manushag Powell, Professor, English & Secretary of Faculties, University Senate, Purdue University.
Moderator: Julio Ramirez, Karl H. Kettelhut Professor in Civil Engineering and NHERI-NCO Center Director, Purdue University.
 
Maintaining focus after tenure by managing time in considering commitments to teaching and service have been discussed extensively by scholars particularly in the context of the slow pace of women’s promotion to full professor rank. Additionally, the kinds of service that women and women of color engage in are explained as those that they care about and so have a desire to contribute. But these are often viewed as less prestigious, more time-consuming, or ‘merely token. What tips can you provide to associate professors to manage time? And, how can institutional leaders contribute to this discussion, particularly by reconsidering contributions? Each speaker will have about 10 minutes to make three initial main points which will be followed by a discussion along with Q&A/comments from all attendees. Please note that attendees are from within and outside Purdue.
10:15 - 10:30 am
Break
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Panel Session 2: Promotion to Full Professor
Speakers (from within and outside Purdue): Jocelyn Bolin, Professor, Educational Psychology, Ball State University; Marion Underwood, Dean, College of Health and Human Sciences & Distinguished Professor, Psychological Sciences, Purdue University; Richard Kuhn, The Trent and Judith Anderson Distinguished Professor of Biological Sciences, Purdue University; Carol Ott, Clinical Professor, Pharmacy Practice, Purdue University; Chrys Demetry, Professor, Mechanical Engineering & Co-PI, WPI-ADVANCE, Worcester Polytechnic Institute; Rod Williams, Assistant Provost for Engagement, Office of Engagement & Professor, Herpetology, Purdue University.
Moderator: Mangala Subramaniam, Professor and Butler Chair and Director, Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence, Purdue University.
 
This panel session returns this year because of the positive feedback from the past two years conference attendees. The main goal of this session is to gain insights into the promotion process from scholars that is those who have studied challenges to being promoted, from those who have experience with being promoted recently and not so recently, as well as from those who are/have been involved in the review process. The 2-hour panel session will comprise two parts. In the first part, each speaker will have 5 minutes to provide three main tips for promotion and in the second part, the session will be open to Q&A/comments from all attendees. Please note that attendees are from within and outside Purdue.
12:30 - 1:00 pm
Closing Remarks
Mangala Subramaniam, Professor and Butler Chair and Director, Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence