Presented by Louis Davis, Kelli Frost, Wilfred Allen, Mary Bee, and Molly Barlow
Adapting to academic and scholarly life can be an overwhelming process. However, with clear expectations and a solid plan, faculty can successfully navigate the challenging expectations of the faculty role. Our panel of faculty will provide insights and tips to help others effectively steer through the challenges. Themes include making the time to produce scholarship, creating an environment conducive to successful writing, overcoming challenges of transitioning to academia, the push for productivity, the importance of mentors, wellness, handling student evaluations and ways to encourage their completion. Members of the Faculty Development Team (FDT) will also discuss results from the FDT survey investigating obstacles preventing Associate Professors from applying for Full Professor and how to overcome these roadblocks. Panel and open discussion will allow for conversations covering numerous scholarly issues.
Session Learning Objectives:
1. The attendees will be prepared to discuss the transition to academia and the importance of faculty mentors for support of teaching practices and scholarship productivity.
2. Attendees will understand the strategies for success as they move from Assistant to Associate to Full Professor.
3. Attendees will be able to assess and review student course evaluations.
4. Attendees will develop an action plan for scholarly productivity.
Registrations are closed for this event.