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    Third Annual Conference for Pre-Tenure Women

    • Date: September 24-25, 2012
    • Location: Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
    • Fellowship Opportunity Available: June 8, 2012
    • Times:
    • Sept 24, 2012
    • Registration (9:00 a.m.) Sessions (from 12:30 p.m.)
    • Sept 25, 2012
    • Begins at 8:00 a.m. - last session at 3:30 p.m.
    • Registration Available Now! Click here
    • Conference Fees: Click here
    • Conference Schedule (not available)

Purdue Conference for Pre-Tenure Women
Save the date: September 24-25, 2012

Monday, September 24, 2012

Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. / Regular sessions begin at 12:30 p.m.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Day starts at 8:00 a.m. / Last session begins at 3:30 p.m.

Click here to register for the Conference!


New this Year: Pre-Conference Workshop!

This year’s Pre-Tenure Conference will include a pre-conference session on the morning of September 24, 2012. At 10:00 a.m., there will be a two-hour Promotion and Tenure Document Review session. This workshop will include meetings with tenured faculty to review P&T documents, along with structured peer-review sessions. There is room for 50 participants in this workshop. Please note that you must still register for the Conference (here) to attend this pre-conference session.

Click here to sign up for this workshop.


The fellowship application is now available! Click here to access it.



2011 Purdue Conference for Pre-Tenure Women

The three things I learned at the Purdue Conference for Pre-Tenure Women: on being a radical scholar
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Advice on managing the academic career: Work-Life Balance
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Conference Highlights

Photo Gallery

Gallery Opening
Conversation Pieces: An exhibition of contemporary art from pre-tenure women faculty. Eleven artists have been invited to participate in this first ever event as part of the 2011 Conference for Pre-Tenure Women.
Artwork Catalogue

Supplemental Material
Job Satisfaction and Gender
32 Colleges Are Named Most Friendly to Junior Faculty

Plenary speakers include:

  • Sara Laschever, author, speaker, and researcher on women’s life and career obstacles
  • Mary Dankoski, Assistant Dean for Faculty Affairs and Professional Development, Vice Chair for Faculty and Academic Affairs, Department of Family Medicine, Lester D. Bibler Scholar and Associate Professor of Family Medicine
  • Caroline S. Turner, Professor, California State University, Sacramento, Professor Emerita, Arizona State University

Speakers' bios


Click here to download a copy of the 2011 Conference schedule!


We wish to thank and acknowledge those involved with the planning of this year’s conference.

Purdue Conference for Pre-Tenure Women Steering Comittee:

Felica Ahasteen-Bryant

Director, Native American Educational and Cultural Center

Maricela Alvarado

Director, Latino Cultural Center

Patrice Buzzanell, Ph.D.

Professor, W. Charles and Ann Redding Faculty Fellow in the Department of Communication, College of Liberal Arts

Ileana Cortes Santiago

Ph.D. Student, Literacy and Language Education, College of Education

Monica F. Cox, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Engineering Education, College of Education

Melissa J. Dark, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Assistant Dean, Department of Computer & Information Technology, College of Technology

Carolyn Johnson, Ph.D.

Director, Diversity Resource Office

Linda Mason, Ph.D.

Associate Dean, The Graduate School and Professor of Entomology, College of Agriculture

Shannon McMullen, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Visual and Performing Arts, College of Liberal Arts

Renee Thomas

Director, Black Cultural Center


Purdue Conference for Pre-Tenure Women Organizers:

Beverly Davenport Sypher, Ph.D.

Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs

Chair, Butler Center for Leadership Excellence

Katie Pope

Managing Director, Butler Center for Leadership Excellence

Director, Women’s Resource Network


View 2010 Conference Schedule



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