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

Jan
16
Wed
2019
9:30 am Tending the Path Forward after Full Professor: Career Paths of Women Professors @ Hannah Administration Building, Registrar's Conference Room, Room 155
Tending the Path Forward after F... @ Hannah Administration Building, Registrar's Conference Room, Room 155
Jan 16 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Tending the Path Forward after Full Professor: Career Paths of Women Professors @ Hannah Administration Building, Registrar's Conference Room, Room 155 | East Lansing | Michigan | United States
Tending the Path Forward after Full Professor: Career Paths of Women Professors The years after attainment of full professorship offer opportunities for directed career advancement and the consideration of formal and informal leadership engagement. Leadership[...]
Jan
28
Mon
2019
8:00 am Thriving as an Academic Specialist at MSU @ Heritage Room in the University Club of Michigan State University
Thriving as an Academic Speciali... @ Heritage Room in the University Club of Michigan State University
Jan 28 @ 8:00 am – 12:30 pm
Thriving as an Academic Specialist at MSU @ Heritage Room in the University Club of Michigan State University | Lansing | Michigan | United States
Thriving as an Academic Specialist at Michigan State University The third annual “Thriving as an Academic Specialist at Michigan State University” workshop, is being held on Monday, January 28, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. – 12:30[...]
Jan
30
Wed
2019
11:30 am Exploring Academic Leadership Lunch with Ron Hendrick @ Phillips Room 153 (Abbot Seminar Room)-The Gallery Dining Hall at Snyder-Phillips
Exploring Academic Leadership Lu... @ Phillips Room 153 (Abbot Seminar Room)-The Gallery Dining Hall at Snyder-Phillips
Jan 30 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Exploring Academic Leadership Lunch with Ron Hendrick @ Phillips Room 153 (Abbot Seminar Room)-The Gallery Dining Hall at Snyder-Phillips | East Lansing | Michigan | United States
Description Are you interested in what academic leadership positions really entail? If so, you’re invited to a series of lunchtime gatherings to talk with and learn from engaging campus leaders regarding the inner workings of[...]
Feb
5
Tue
2019
8:00 am Thriving in the Tenure System I @ Room B106/107 in the Henry Center for Executive Development
Thriving in the Tenure System I @ Room B106/107 in the Henry Center for Executive Development
Feb 5 @ 8:00 am – 12:15 pm
Thriving in the Tenure System I @ Room B106/107 in the Henry Center for Executive Development | Lansing | Michigan | United States
Thriving in the Tenure System I: Articulating Your Scholarly Identity Through a Strong Reappointment, Promotion, and Tenure Packet This annual workshop will be held on Feb. 5, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. in[...]
Feb
12
Tue
2019
8:00 am Thriving in the Tenure System II @ Room B106/107 in the Henry Center for Executive Development
Thriving in the Tenure System II @ Room B106/107 in the Henry Center for Executive Development
Feb 12 @ 8:00 am – 11:30 am
Thriving in the Tenure System II @ Room B106/107 in the Henry Center for Executive Development | Lansing | Michigan | United States
Thriving in the Tenure System II: Transitioning from Associate to Full Professor This workshop will be held on Feb. 12, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. in room B106/107 in the Henry Center for[...]
Feb
20
Wed
2019
8:00 am Thriving as a Fixed-Term Faculty Member at Michigan State University @ Heritage Room in the University Club of Michigan State University
Thriving as a Fixed-Term Faculty... @ Heritage Room in the University Club of Michigan State University
Feb 20 @ 8:00 am – 11:45 am
Thriving as a Fixed-Term Faculty Member at Michigan State University @ Heritage Room in the University Club of Michigan State University | Lansing | Michigan | United States
Thriving as a Fixed-Term Faculty Member at Michigan State University This annual workshop will be held on Feb. 20, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. in the Heritage Room in the University Club of[...]

Mentoring Resources

Ideas and resources related to mentoring, particularly for faculty and academic staff are located in this section.  We hope it is valuable for individuals interested in mentoring and being mentored by academics at all levels and across all appointment types.