Lessons for Thriving on the Tenure Track: Survival Tips From Assistant and Tenured Professors

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This discussion begins with an introduction by faculty presenters currently on the journey toward tenure and those recently tenured. The panelists intend to cover topics including tips for surviving the first year, finding time for research, planning and preparing for your tenure review, and managing balance. How might faculty carve out the necessary time to cultivate an active research program, especially at teaching institutions? What materials should faculty collect for presentation in their tenure case file? How might faculty manage success in various professional expectations with regard to research, teaching, and service? How might faculty deal with the potential pitfalls of departmental and institutional politics? Ideas, experiences, and questions from discussion attendees are more than welcome.


Chicago, IL

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