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Mid-career Faculty Development Workshop

Hosted at Macalester College, February 22-24, 2008

Now tenured, promoted and with years of experience- what next? Associate-level faculty are invited to a weekend meeting at Macalester College with time to reflect, re-energize, re-image and re-invest in their professional lives, working alone and with colleagues.

Mid-career science and mathematics faculty have a wonderful opportunity to step back and consider what next, to figure out how to balance new demands for leadership at the departmental and campus level with emerging interests in your research lab. Or, perhaps you've put ideas about experimenting with new pedagogies on the back-burner while preparing your tenure dossier, and think now is the time to bring them forward. Maintaining (and enhancing) personal creativity can be a challenge at any career stage, but one of the ‘rules' is to take time to reflect on what you really like to do and on how you can start doing more of that and less of what you do not like to do. If this is an opportunity you would like to explore we invite you to attend a workshop hosted by the Midstates Consortium at Macalester College in St. Paul, MN from February 22-24, 2008. This weekend will be time to reflect, to re-energize, re-image and re-invest, working alone and with colleagues.

This workshop will bring together associate-level faculty, who want to re-energize, re-imagine and re-invest in their academic life. Jeanne Narum Director of the Independent Colleges Office (ICO) and Project Kaleidoscope (PKAL) will facilitate this meeting with Karen Nordell Pearson the Consortium's Director. Jeanne and Karen teamed up for a similar career-planning and visioning workshop for early-career faculty this past summer.

Participants will have a pre-workshop assignment that sets the stage for discussions about shaping a future, discussions that will lead to the development of individual ‘strategic professional plans' for the next two-three years.

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