“The Academic Life” Faculty-Development Workshops are designed for those already in or seeking to enter STEM-oriented careers in academia. We use dramatizations followed by discussion to explore potential challenges to academic success that go beyond subject matter expertise and creativity. Topics to be covered include the tenure process, scientific publications, plagiarism, microaggressions, and the imposter syndrome.
A person entering a junior faculty position may find oneself poorly prepared to deal with these challenges, especially if one is a member of an underrepresented group and lacks access to effective mentoring. Each topic will be presented using a short presentation or dramatization followed by interactive discussion sessions, in which both presenters and workshop participants can share their stories and explore together the pathway to academic success.
NOTE: This event will be held in person. There is no fee for attending. Lunch and light refreshments will be provided.
Support provided by National Science Foundation Grant 1844528.