Early Career Faculty Institute

Friday, May, 14, 2021

Event Type: Virtual Institute

This collection of webinars comprises the Early Career Faculty Institute, but is intended as an a la carte menu of options. Please register for any or all of them, according to your preferences.


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    Celebrating Faculty Success: Pause. Honor. Come Together.

    Friday, May 14th, 2021 | 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

    We did it! Grades are in, now let's take time together to pause and honor our experiences of 2020-2021. We will make art to process this unprecedented year before we move on to the next. 

    Come as you are: tired, grieving, thriving, or otherwise. No artistic experience or skill needed! Supplies will be provided.

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    Flourishing in AY 2021-2022: Working Together to Do and Be Well in Continued Times of Transition and Uncertainty

    Friday, May 14th, 2021 | 2:45 – 3:30 p.m.

    This webinar will engage faculty in guided reflection on the past year with an eye toward flourishing (doing well and being well) in the year to come.

    We will consider feedback received from annual reviews and student evaluations, as well as our own stories of challenges and triumphs. We will take time together to pause, reflect, and set intentions for our well-being and productivity moving forward. We will celebrate our accomplishments together. We will identify the steps we need to take beginning this summer to do and be well – and hopefully flourish – as we wrap up an exceptionally challenging period of time and face continued uncertainty in the days ahead.

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    Summer Planning in Early Career for Full Time Faculty: The Importance of Summers in the Marathon of Working toward Promotion & Tenure

    Friday, May 14th, 2021 | 4:00 – 4:30 p.m.

    Summer is here! What a relief. It is time to take a break, refresh, and live the “great life” of a professor. After all, we get summers off, right? Hmmm…If the joys of summer are not that simple for you, you are not alone! How should we approach summer? Is this the time to rest and recharge? Is it the time to catch up on all of the research and writing left undone this year, or to get a head start on the new year? What if you are teaching one, two, even three summer courses? 

    This is a lot to figure out, and many of us are more exhausted than ever. Let’s be intentional about summer in Early Career. Working toward Promotion and Tenure is a marathon, not a sprint, and we need to plan accordingly. Join your full-time early career colleagues to plan strategically for summer, including setting goals to help you along your long-term path of success. That includes planning time for significant self-care!

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    1-2 Years after New Faculty Orientation: What Questions Remain Unanswered at this Point in Early Career?

    Friday, May 14th, 2021 | 4:30 – 5:00 p.m.

    This session is designed as a follow-up for to new Faculty Orientation. Now that you have settled into your new role after your first or second year, what outstanding questions do you have? Dr. Jordan will answer them or connect you to the people and resources you need to get them answered. Topics might include annual reviews, navigating pre-tenure review logistics and resources, finding more mentors, connecting with summer accountability groups, etc.