Mid-Career Workshop

Description

A workshop for mid-career faculty, by mid-career faculty!

Mid-career tenured and/or associate professors comprise over half of the faculty in higher education.  They are the back-bone of their institutions; they produce more published articles, teach more students, and participate in more service activities than faculty at any other career stage (DeFilippo and Giles, 2015).  Mid-career faculty play a critical role in advancing the missions of their universities; however, in spite of their important and continuing contributions, it is not uncommon for mid-career faculty to feel “stuck”, pulled in too many directions, and missing the vitality and motivation they had on the tenure track.

With few guidelines available for associate professors, it can be difficult to keep from getting stuck in a rut a mid-career.   Although these feelings are common at mid-career they are rarely discussed openly.  In fact, while the importance of faculty development for junior faculty is widely recognized, faculty development at mid-career is often over looked.  The Mid-Career Faculty workshop seeks to create an environment for mid-career faculty to engage in peer-led faculty development that facilitates opportunities to engage with peers, exchange experiences, and discover new opportunities.

This peer-led workshop is specifically for mid-career faculty.  This workshop is appropriate for any faculty member that has received tenure and/or promotion to Associate Professor.  Individuals at all stages of associate professor may find this workshop useful, from newly tenured faculty members to those that have settled into their role as an associate professor.  Those that have attended other mid-career workshops are welcome to come, participate, share, and learn from other associate professors.

Logistics

This workshop will take place on Thursday, August 11th from 7:30am – 1:00pm, prior to the start of AMCIS 2016.  The location will be announced in the future.

Breakfast and lunch will be served to participants.  The cost of the workshop is $25.  Participants can register as part of the AMCIS 2016 registration process.

Agenda

7:30 – 8:00          Breakfast
8:15 – 8:45          Welcome and Introduction
8:45 – 9:45          Panel Session
9:45 – 10:00        Networking Break
10:00 – 11:00     Breakout Session

Co-Chairs

sandrarichardson_website Adriane Randolph website
Sandi Richardson
Associate Professor,
Department of Business Information and Technology
University Memphis
srchrdsn@memphis.edu
Adriane Randolph
Associate Professor of Information Systems,
Michael J. Coles College of Business
Kennesaw State University
arandol3@kennesaw.edu