Academic Career Paths

We recognize the diversity of experiences, interests, expectations, needs, and career stages of academics. Our goal is to provide support for our academic colleagues who are striving to create meaningful and productive professional and personal lives in alignment with– and contributing toward– the missions of Michigan State University.

The Academic Career Paths programming and resources address pertinent junctures in an academic’s career–from when they enter the university, work toward promotion milestones, and transition into late career or retirement activities.

Academic Career Paths Events

Feb
19
Mon
2018
8:30 am Thriving in the Tenure System I @ Henry Center for Executive Development, Room B106/107
Thriving in the Tenure System I @ Henry Center for Executive Development, Room B106/107
Feb 19 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Thriving in the Tenure System I @ Henry Center for Executive Development, Room B106/107 | Lansing | Michigan | United States
Thriving in the Tenure System I: Articulating your Scholarly Identity Through a Strong Reappointment, Promotion and Tenure Packet Monday, February 19, 2018 Henry Center for B106/107 in the Henry Center for Executive Development Workshop objectives[...]
Feb
23
Fri
2018
8:30 am Thriving as a Fixed-Term Faculty Member at Michigan State University @ MSU Union, Ballroom
Thriving as a Fixed-Term Faculty... @ MSU Union, Ballroom
Feb 23 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Thriving as a Fixed-Term Faculty Member at Michigan State University @ MSU Union, Ballroom | East Lansing | Michigan | United States
Thriving as a Fixed-Term Faculty Member at Michigan State University February 23, 2018, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (registration starts at 8:00 a.m.; program starts at 8:30 a.m.) MSU Union, Ballroom (3rd Floor) This academic[...]

One-Time Events

Currently in development for Spring 2018 are the following events:

Spring 2018 Mid-Career Conversation

Department chairs, school directors, and college-level administrators with roles related to faculty development will be invited to a discussion on issues and challenges facing post-tenure faculty. Following a brief introduction to provide context, a panel of administrators will share their experiences, and participants will work through case studies. The focus will be on strategies to foster productive careers.

Spring 2018 Conversations Surrounding the Late Career

A series on late-career considerations for academics and academic administrators