Writing Your Next Chapter as an Associate Professor: How to Find Your Mojo and Move Forward at Mid-Career

Thursday, February 14, 2013 - 12:00pm to 3:30pm
Event Location: 
PapaJohn Business Building
W401 PBB
Iowa City, IA 52242

The Office of the Provost and Chief Diversity Office are pleased to invite you to participate in a workshop designed for mid-career tenured associate professors on “writing your next chapter” presented by Kerry Ann Rockquemore, PhD, President and CEO, of the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity.
Workshop Description:
Post-tenure faculty members commonly describe a variety of challenges that are unique at mid-career including:
·         Managing time in the face of increased service and administrative responsibilities,
·         Working long hours but making little progress on their research agenda,
·         A lack of clarity about the direction of their future in the face of a vast array of options,
·         An absence of mentoring to help navigate the post-tenure landscape,
·         Feeling unsupported in their desire for work-family balance, and
·         Missing the passion, drive and clarity they once held for their intellectual projects.
“Writing Your Next Chapter” is a workshop that outlines the common issues mid-career faculty face and provides participants with strategies to identify personal challenges and plan for the future.  Specifically, participants will learn the common challenges mid-career faculty face, consider a framework to identify what's holding you back, and develop a personalized plan to move forward.
Speaker Background:
Kerry Ann Rockquemore, PhD is President and CEO of the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity. Her scholarship has focused on interracial families, biracial identity, and the politics of racial categorization. She is author of two important books: Beyond Blackand Raising Biracial Children, as well as over two dozen articles and book chapters on multiracial youth. After Dr. Rockquemore became a tenured professor, her focus shifted to improving conditions for pre-tenure faculty by creating supportive communities for writing productivity and work/life balance. Her work with under-represented faculty led to the publication of her most recent book, The Black Academic's Guide to Winning Tenure Without Losing Your Soul. Dr. Rockquemore provides workshops for faculty at colleges across the U.S., writes an advice column for Inside Higher Ed, and works with a select group of faculty each semester in the Faculty Success Program.
The University has a long-standing relationship with Dr. Rockquemore, who has facilitated several faculty development workshops in the past on campus and received high acclaim from UI faculty participants.
Registration for the “Writing Your Next Chapter as an Associate Professor” workshop is requested by Monday, February 4, 2013 and can be completed online: http://provost.uiowa.edu/rockquemore/associates.
For More Information:
Please contact Diane Finnerty, Office of the Provost, via email (diane-finnerty@uiowa.edu) or phone (335-3991).