Mid-Career Faculty

The requirements for professional development change as faculty reach mid-career.  The goals of tenure, promotion, or long-term contracts are no longer guiding metrics, therefore, career paths can become unclear.  The Center for Academic Excellence seeks to provide targeted support for faculty at this stage of their academic life through discussion groups, workshops, writing groups, and other resources.

For more information, please contact our Mid-Career Faculty Coordinator Reeves Shulstad (she/hers)

Virtual Writing Retreat

A Virtual Faculty Writing Retreat for mid to late-career faculty will be held on the following days from 9:00am-3:00pm

  • Monday, May 23, 2022
  • Tuesday, May 24, 2022
  • Wednesday, May 25, 2022
  • Thursday, May 26, 2022

We will check in via Zoom each day to share goals, report our progress, and any helpful tips for productivity.

Please fill out the registration form to reserve your space.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact Reeves Shulstad, shulstader@appstate.edu

We look forward to seeing you in May!

mid-career ReVision: an App Learning Community

Coordinators: Reeves Shulstad and Tracy Smith

As faculty reach mid-career, their professional development needs can change.  The goals of tenure, promotion, or long-term contracts may no longer be guiding metrics, and career paths may not be as clear.  Mid-Career faculty may find themselves over-tasked with the demands of their students, the university, and their disciplines and struggle to carve out time to re-evaluate their goals.

The mid-career ReVision App Learning Community (AppLC) provides an opportunity for faculty to take the time to reconsider their professional paths.  Through vetted readings, guest presentations, group discussions, and personal reflection, this FLC offers a space for faculty to consider new possibilities for their careers or to retool/re-energize their current trajectories.

ReVision requires a semester-long commitment with an invitation to contribute to future cohorts.  The AppLC will meet four times in the Spring. 

Synchronous Zoom meetings

First Thursday of each month, time TBD 

  • February 3, 2022
  • March 3, 2022
  • April 7, 2022
  • May 12, 2022

We will be reviewing applications and will provide rolling acceptances until January 14, 2022.

To apply, please click the application link below, which will be sent to Reeves Shulstad.  Upon completion of this application, a form will be sent to your Chair/Dean to provide a statement of support for your participation and time commitment to this AppLC.

Link to Application

Sponsored by AppState’s Center for Academic Excellence