Mid-Career Workshop

A workshop for mid-career faculty, by mid-career faculty!

Mid-career Associate Professors should be hitting a stride.  However, without the pressure of an up-or-out tenure decision it can be challenging for mid-career Associate Professors to “find a fit” as one moves forward in their career.  As one article in the Chronicle of Higher Education states, as the traditional roles of the Associate Professor are changing, “the burden is placed on us as individuals to create our own narratives, our own scripts” and to define how we move forward (McLemee, 2002).

This workshop is appropriate for any faculty member that has received tenure and/or promotion to Associate Professor.  Individuals at all stages of associate professor may find this workshop useful, from newly tenured faculty members to those that have settled into their role as an associate professor.  Those that have attended other mid-career workshops are welcome to come, participate, share, and learn from other associate professors.

Post tenure responsibilities of IS scholars span from local administrative roles to global engagement with the AIS community and with professionals and corporations. Consistent with the theme of the conference, the workshop will focus on the opportunities and challenges for IS scholars to undertake an active engagement with their local, global community or both. Facilitators will share their nuanced views from different regions, institutions and career paths.


NEW! Agenda

Sunday, December 13th

10:00-11:00 CET (14:30pm IST) Opening Panel: Blending Local and Global Roles in IS career

  • 10:00-10:15 Virtual networking, Workshop Chairs
  • 10:15-10:25 Welcome speech, Doug Vogel
  • 10:25-10:45 Roundtable, Facilitators
  • 10:45-10:55 Q&A
  • 10:55-11:00 Introduction to the Breakout sessions

11:00-12:30 CET Breakout session 1

  • Facilitators: Carol Hsu, Margunn Aanestad, Prem Jayaraman, Prasuna Reddy
  • Rules: each virtual table on Remo can host 6 users. Workshop participants will join an initial table hosted by one of the facilitators. Every 20’ (3 rounds) the participants will be asked to rotate and join another table.

16:00 -17:30 CET Breakout session 2 (Christophe, Santosh, Monica, Suresh) [max 20 participants]

  • Facilitators: Christophe Elie-Dit-Cosaque, Santosh Misra, Monica Adya, Suresh Chalasani
  • Rules: each virtual table on Remo can host 6 users. Workshop participants will join an initial table hosted by one of the facilitators. Every 20’ (3 rounds) the participants will be asked to rotate and join another table.

17:30-18:00 CET Closing Panel: Reporting back and Q&A

  • 17:30-17:35 Introduction, Workshop Chairs
  • 17:35-17:55 Summary of breakout discussions
  • 17:55-18:00 Closing remarks, Workshop Chairs

Registration Information

To allow for maximum participation among the participants, there is a limit of 40 participants. If you would like to attend, simply select this workshop when you register for ICIS 2020. Registrations are accepted depending on virtual room capacity.

About the Workshop

As this is a virtual conference in 2020 the group discussion will be supported using Remo to allow us to design for participant interaction. In an attempt to enable everyone to participate wherever they are in the world we have put together a program that combines two recorded panels and two synchronous breakout sessions. Participants that cannot attend the opening panel are requested to watch the recorded video on Remo and to leave comments before attending their breakout session.

In the breakout sessions attendees will be divided into small groups and given a specific topic to discuss. Each topic will focus on a key aspect of post tenure aspects of IS scholars and in the discussions, each group will be encouraged to discuss potential challenges and possible solutions and strategies as well as suggestions on how best to navigate through such situations. Groups will be facilitated by one of the panel members and/or workshop chairs. After discussion, each group will nominate a spokesperson to report back to the larger audience and share learnings.

The recording of the closing panel will be also available to all participants after the workshop.


  • Christophe Elie-Dit-Cosaque, University of the French West Indies (Université des Antilles)
  • Santosh Misra, Cleveland State University, USA
  • Monica Adya, School of Business-Camden, Rutgers University, USA
  • Suresh Chalasani, University Wisconsin Parkside, USA
  • Carol Hsu, Tongji University
  • Prem Jayaraman, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
  • Prasuna Reddy, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
  • Margunn Aanestad, University of Agder