Thriving as an Associate Professor Series

The Thriving as an Associate Professor Series is a set of seminars designed to assist mid-career faculty in strategizing for a successful career.

To register, please RSVP to provostevents@illinois.edu at least one week prior to the seminar.

Evaluating Junior Faculty’s P&T Dossier

September 18, 2018
9:00-10:30 AM
1030 NCSA, 1205 W Clark St, Urbana

The internal evaluation of a candidate’s teaching, research, and service is an integral piece of the Promotion & Tenure dossier. In this session, we will discuss what you can do when your unit asks you to review your junior colleague’s P&T papers. Learn some of the best practices and practical strategies to help you prepare a fair and thorough evaluation.

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Leading from the Middle: Administrative Career Paths

November 6, 2018
1:00-2:30 PM
Heritage Room, ACES Library, 1101 S Goodwin Ave, Urbana

Administration is one career path faculty members can take in academia. But what does that mean and what does it take when associate professors consider these leadership roles? Whether you are considering administration as a next step or simply curious about it, this session may help as we engage in a candid dialogue with colleagues who have taken on a variety of administrative roles on campus and discuss their journey, decisions, regrets, and successes when they pursued this path.

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Difficult Conversations: A Special Session with C.K. Gunsalus

February 14, 2019
1:00-2:30 PM
1030 NCSA, 1205 W Clark St, Urbana

C.K. Gunsalus is a leading expert in helping academics learn to deal with difficult situations, sensitive issues, and conflicts. In this session, she will bring her humorous wit, expansive knowledge, and common sense approach to help you learn to communicate and engage when faced with thorny problems with colleagues, students, and others.

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How Do You Know When You Are Ready for Promotion?

April 17, 2019
9:00-10:30 AM
210 Levis Faculty Center, 919 W Illinois St, Urbana

How do you know whether you have established a strong case for promotion to full professor? In this session, we will discuss the markers for successful promotion and learn from colleagues who have recently navigated the promotional process at Illinois.

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If you have questions about these workshops, please contact provostevents@illinois.edu.