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2017 Workshop for Early Career Success

July 14-16, 2017, at Gustavus Adolphus College

The Midstates Consortium for Math and Science is hosting a workshop for early career faculty, post-docs and graduate students in St. Peter, MN on the beautiful campus of Gustavus Adolphus College on the weekend of July 14-16, 2017.

Online registration will open mid-April.  Advanced graduate students and postdocs interested in teaching at liberal arts colleges, newly hired tenure-track or term appointment faculty, and faculty just completing their first or second years, are encouraged to participate.  

Workshop Description: One of the goals for the weekend is to help each participant generate a strategic plan for the next 2-3 years of their career.  This plan gives each participant time to focus on their goals, strategies and actions through creating a flexible and completely individualized plan. Another goal is to provide time for conversation between early career faculty as a mechanism for networking, sharing successes and challenges and encouraging one another.  The weekend will be a mixture of time alone for reflection and strategic planning, time in small groups for giving each other feedback on your evolving plans, and time for discussions and presentations with the full group about teaching, pedagogies, establishing a research group, writing proposals for external funding, finding a mentor and much more. 

Please contact Dr. Mike Seymour with any questions about the workshop (

Registration will open mid-April.