Reading Day Workshops for Assistant Professors

These workshops are designed to provide junior faculty with the knowledge and skills that can enhance their careers at Illinois.

Reading Day Workshops for Assistant Professors are highly engaging, hands-on workshops that feature a range of topics from opportunities for enhancing their ongoing research activities, to resources and strategies for achieving work-life balance, to understanding the promotion process at Illinois, to making the most of mentoring relationships, and many others.

Making Your P&T Dossier Speak for Itself

In this workshop, we will discuss the requirements and strategies for preparing your dossier for Promotion and Tenure. You will also have an opportunity to engage in small group discussions with experienced colleagues and gain valuable information and advice as you position yourself for successful P&T.

Who should attend? Full-time assistant professors, tenure-stream, and specialized faculty

Workshop Goals:

  • Acquaint participants with the dossier preparation requirements at Illinois.
  • Provide an overview of processes used to review dossiers by P&T committees.
  • Share tips, strategies, and resources for writing research, teaching, and service statements.

Thursday, May 3, 2018
8:30-11:00 AM
Illini Union, Room C
1401 West Green Street, Urbana

Register here before April 23, 2018.

If you register for a session and later become unavailable to attend, or if you have questions, please e-mail

Get the Work-Life Balance, Mentorship, and Energy You Need

Take this time to reflect on your daily work practice. What’s working and what’s not? How can you get the work done that you need to do, build relationships with mentors and sponsors, and have a life?

At this workshop, we will share strategies to help you sustain your overall well-being as you manage your time, effort, and energy dedicated to your research, teaching, and service.

Thursday, December 13, 2018
8:30-11:00 AM
I-Hotel & Conference Center
1900 South 1st Street, Champaign

Register before December 7, 2018. Space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. If a session fills to capacity, you will be added to the wait list. You will be notified if space becomes available.

If you register for a session and later become unavailable to attend, please let us know before December 7, 2018 so that we can accommodate your colleagues on the waiting list.

Please contact with any questions about these workshops.