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2014 Workshop for Early Career Success

Event date: Fri Jul 11th 2014 - Sun Jul 13th 2014
for new faculty, and for senior graduate students and postdocs seeking a faculty career in the liberal arts
Event Date: Fri Jul 11th 2014 - Sun Jul 13th 2014
Registration Deadline: Mon Jun 30th 2014 Registration Closed

This summer's workshop for early career faculty, post-docs and graduate students will be held in St. Peter, MN on the beautiful campus of Gustavus Adolphus College on the weekend of July 11-13. 

Online registration is now open and will continue through MondayJune 30. 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.

Please contact Dr. Russell with any questions about the workshop (

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 will allow each participant to focus on the goals, strategies and actions that will help them succeed in their professional lives and thrive in their personal lives too. Another goal is to provide time for conversation between early career scientists as a mechanism for networking, sharing successes and challenges and encouraging one another. To make this happen, 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 and more.