July 22, 2021

Conference for assistant professors to focus on 'Institutional Resources to Soar to Promotion'

The Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence in collaboration with the Office of the Provost will hold the 12th annual Conference for Assistant Professors titled "Institutional Resources to Soar to Promotion” on Oct. 13-14 with option to attend in person or virtually.

Offered in the fall each year since 2010, the conference brings assistant professors 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. Although this conference focuses on assistant professors, all faculty, postdocs and graduate students can benefit from the strategies and insights offered by the keynote speakers, the workshop and breakout sessions. Men are welcome to participate.

Because of the changing nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, two options are available to registrants: in person at Purdue Memorial Union and virtual. The conference will feature a keynote speaker, breakout panel sessions on topics of relevance for assistant professors, and a workshop on cracking the confidence code.

The keynote presentation on Oct. 13 will be by Lynn Pasquerella, president of the Association of American Colleges and Universities. The title for the keynote is "On 'Kiddo' and Kiddos: Plagues, Permission Structures, and Women’s Progress in Academic Leadership."

The conference is free for Purdue faculty, postdocs and graduate students, who must email butlercenter@purdue.edu for the code before registering. Faculty, postdocs and graduate students from outside Purdue will pay a registration fee. Registration is now open.

More information, including the conference schedule, workshop, and breakout sessions, is available on the conference webpage. Recordings of the welcome remarks and keynote will be available on the Butler Center website after the conference.

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