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Mid-Career Faculty Chat: Developing and Expanding your Mentoring Network
September 26, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Once faculty reach tenure, much of the support infrastructure that was provided during the ‘probationary period’ — mentoring committees, oversight committees, regular check-ins — shifts, and sometimes it disappears altogether. Since the period after tenure is often a faculty member’s most productive — and since it’s also the time when significant service demands are placed on new associate professors — it is all the more important to develop a mentoring infrastructure at mid-career that supports your goals, regardless of what those goals are. This chat is meant to help you consider what you need by way of a mentoring network, and how to develop that network in a way that’ll be most helpful to you, not just now but throughout your career as a teacher-scholar. The chat will be led by faculty who will share their experience both as mentors and as people who worked to develop their own mentor networks.
Lunch will be provided.
This event is part of the Mid-Career Faculty Chat Series. There are typically four chats per academic year, two in the fall and two in the spring. Topics include mentoring, leadership, climate and inclusion, and advancement. The series is co-sponsored by the Office of the Secretary of the Faculty and the vice provost for faculty and staff, and coordinated by the Office of Quality Improvement.