Mid-Career Teacher-Scholars Program

Revised 9/26/18

Wake Forest College Mid-Career Teacher-Scholar Program Application

The Faculty Development Program for Mid-Career Teacher-Scholars will provide an opportunity for 10-12 Associate Professors to reflect on personal and professional priorities at mid-career. Post-tenure is a period of transition: academic interests and trajectories evolve; demands on faculty time increase as they assume more service and leadership roles; and issues of work-life balance may become more salient.

In a combination of small group discussion settings and individual coaching sessions, this program aims to facilitate participants’ strategic setting of personal and professional goals for mid-career. Participants will work on establishing routines and accountability structures that will support and align professional fulfillment with personal balance and well-being.  The program is an opportunity to recognize the post-tenure years as a chance to re-imagine our academic journeys, to (re)define what success means for us at mid-career, and to make the most of resources and support we need to achieve that success.

Eligibility: Tenured faculty at the rank of Associate Professor

Application Process for Wake Forest College: Please submit your application to Associate Dean Tony Marsh with a copy to Leigh Anne Wray. The application due date is Friday, October 26.

Application Process for Professional Schools: Please submit a one-page narrative explaining why you would like to participate in this program to Associate Provost Kami Chavis with a copy to Amalia Wagner. The application due date is Friday, October 26.

 

Spring 2019 Mid-Career Meetings:

Time: 4:00-5:30 pm
Place: Reynolda Hall 301

Dates:

  • Wednesday, January 16, 2019
  • Wednesday, February 20, 2019
  • Wednesday, March 20, 2019
  • Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Meetings will focus on:

  • Semester writing and research planning
  • Accountability partners and/or writing groups
  • Group conversations around possible roadblocks and tools to success in writing and research
  • Individual coaching sessions (two sessions to be arranged with Coach)