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
9
Wed
2019
8:00 am Thriving as an Academic Specialist at MSU @ University Club of Michigan State University
Thriving as an Academic Speciali... @ University Club of Michigan State University
Jan 9 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Thriving as an Academic Specialist at MSU @ 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 Wednesday, January 9, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00[...]
Feb
5
Tue
2019
8:00 am Thriving in the Tenure System I @ Henry Center for Executive Development
Thriving in the Tenure System I @ Henry Center for Executive Development
Feb 5 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Thriving in the Tenure System I @ 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 is designed to provide guidance to assistant professors in navigating the tenure system at[...]
Feb
12
Tue
2019
8:00 am Thriving in the Tenure System II @ Henry Center for Executive Development
Thriving in the Tenure System II @ Henry Center for Executive Development
Feb 12 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Thriving in the Tenure System II @ Henry Center for Executive Development | Lansing | Michigan | United States
Thriving in the Tenure System II: Transitioning from Associate to Full Professor This program is designed for and open to all Associate Professors in the Tenure System. This workshop is designed to Clarify process expectations[...]
Feb
20
Wed
2019
8:00 am Thriving as a Fixed-Term Faculty Member at Michigan State University @ University Club of Michigan State University
Thriving as a Fixed-Term Faculty... @ University Club of Michigan State University
Feb 20 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Thriving as a Fixed-Term Faculty Member at Michigan State University @ University Club of Michigan State University | Lansing | Michigan | United States
Thriving as a Fixed-Term Faculty Member at Michigan State University The Academic Advancement Network provides professional development opportunities and resources so that all academics at MSU can thrive. The Academic Advancement Network, in collaboration with[...]

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.