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.

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.


About the Workshop

Agenda – Sunday, December 13th

9:00-9:15                  Welcome and Introduction

9:15-10:00                Panel 1 Blending Local and Global Roles in IS career

Post tenure responsibilities of IS scholars span from local administrative roles to global engagement with the AIS community and with professionals and corporations. Consistently with the theme of the conference, the panel 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.

10:00-10:15             Coffee break

10:15-11:00             Break out discussions

During this session attendees to the workshop 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.

11:00-11:30             Reporting back and Q&A

11:30-11:45             Closing


  • Christophe Elie-Dit-Cosaque, Paris Dauphine University
  • Misra Santosh, Cleveland State University
  • Monica Adya, Marquette University
  • Suresh Chalasani, University Wisconsin Parkside
  • Carol Hsu, Tongji University
  • Prem Jayaraman, Swinburne University of Technology
  • Prasuna Reddy, Swinburne University of Technology
  • Radhika Santhanam, University of Oklahoma