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
- Thriving as an Academic Specialist at MSU
- Thriving in the Tenure System I: Articulating Your Scholarly Identity Through a Strong Reappointment, Promotion, and Tenure Packet
- Thriving as a Fixed-Term Faculty Member at MSU (program in development)
- Thriving in the Tenure System II: Transitioning From Associate to Full Professor
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
- Mapping a Mentoring Roadmap and Developing a Supportive Network for Strategic Career Advancement PDF
- Characteristics of Effective Mentors and Mentees PDF
- Characteristics and Examples of Constructive Feedback PDF
- Introduction to Mentoring: A Guide for Mentors and Mentees PDF
- National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity Mentoring Roadmap PDF