Inaugural Conference for Associate Professors


Strategies for Maintaining Momentum to Advance from
Associate to Full Professor

The Inaugural Conference for Associate Professors was held on March 21-22, 2019. The conference was titled Strategies for Maintaining Momentum to Advance from Associate to Full Professor.

The conference comprised of a keynote address, panel discussion and workshop around the topics building collegiality, addressing climate concerns and being more influential within the university and the profession. Over the course of the conference, there were opportunities to network, share information, and learn from others in ways that will enable women associates to accelerate their progression to full professor. Although this conference emphasizes women associates, the strategies and insights offered by the keynote speaker, panelists and in the workshop will be useful for all women pursuing academic careers.

Keynote: Beyond Tokenism: Inclusive Excellence & Institutional Transformation by Carmen Gonzalez, Professor of Law, Seattle University School of Law

Carmen Gonzalez, Professor of Law, Seattle University School of Law delivered the keynote address at the inaugural conference for associate professors at Purdue in March 2019. Gonzalez spoke of the obstacles that faculty of color, particularly women of color, face and the way forward by being attentive to institutional vision, policies and practices to achieve inclusive excellence.

Keynote Video_Carmen Gonzalez

Panel Session: Strategies for Building Collegiality and Addressing Climate Concerns

Workshop: Maintaining Momentum and Increasing Influence After Tenure by Rena Seltzer, President, Leader Academic

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