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 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
- 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)