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.