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
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[...]
Mar
27
Tue
2018
8:30 am Engaging with Faculty and Academic Staff on Retirement @ MSU Library, Fourth Floor Green Room W444
Engaging with Faculty and Academ... @ MSU Library, Fourth Floor Green Room W444
Mar 27 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
Engaging with Faculty and Academic Staff on Retirement @ MSU Library, Fourth Floor Green Room W444 | East Lansing | Michigan | United States
Engaging with Faculty and Academic Staff on Retirement Date: March 27, 2018 Time: 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. (registration at 8:15 a.m.; program starts at 8:30 a.m.) Location: MSU Main Library, Green Room 4 West[...]
Mar
28
Wed
2018
9:00 am Spring 2018 Mid-Career Conversation @ MSU Main Library, Fourth Floor West, Green Room
Spring 2018 Mid-Career Conversation @ MSU Main Library, Fourth Floor West, Green Room
Mar 28 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Spring 2018 Mid-Career Conversation @ MSU Main Library, Fourth Floor West, Green Room | East Lansing | Michigan | United States
Spring 2018 Mid-Career Conversation Date: March 28, 2018 Time: 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. (breakfast and registration start at 8:30 a.m.; program starts at 9:00 a.m.) Location: MSU Main Library, 4th Floor West, Green Room[...]
9:00 am Spring 2018 Mid-Career Conversation for Academic Administrators @ MSU Main Library, Green Room, 4th Floor West
Spring 2018 Mid-Career Conversat... @ MSU Main Library, Green Room, 4th Floor West
Mar 28 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Spring 2018 Mid-Career Conversation for Academic Administrators @ MSU Main Library, Green Room, 4th Floor West | East Lansing | Michigan | United States
Spring 2018 Mid-Career Conversation Date March 28, 2018 Time 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. continental breakfast and registration begin at 8:30 a.m.; program starts at 9:00 a.m. Audience Deans, department chairs, school directors, and college-level[...]
Apr
24
Tue
2018
8:30 am Looking Ahead to a Fulfilling Retirement: Resources, Conversations, and Opportunities @ MSU Library, Fourth Floor Green Room W444
Looking Ahead to a Fulfilling Re... @ MSU Library, Fourth Floor Green Room W444
Apr 24 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
Looking Ahead to a Fulfilling Retirement: Resources, Conversations, and Opportunities @ MSU Library, Fourth Floor Green Room W444 | East Lansing | Michigan | United States
Looking Ahead to a Fulfilling Retirement: Resources, Conversations, and Opportunities Date: April 24, 2018 Time: 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. (registration at 8:15 a.m.; program starts at 8:30 a.m.) Location: MSU Main Library, Green Room[...]

Spring 2018 Events

Late Career

Mid-Career 

  • Conversation with Administrators: March 28 discussion of issues and challenges facing mid-career tenure system faculty, with a goal of sharing strategies to foster productive careers. This event is intended for department chairs, school directors, and college-level administrators with roles related to faculty development.
  • Symposium:  An event for all mid-career faculty and academic staff is currently in development for the morning of April 30, 2018.  It will feature a presentation by Dr. Kiernan Mathews, Executive Director and Principal Investigator of the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education (COACHE) at Harvard, as well a panel discussion and breakout sessions with MSU academics and administrators.