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.
mid-career ReVision: a Faculty 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 Faculty Learning Community (FLC) 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 year-long commitment with an invitation to contribute to future cohorts. The FLC will meet four times in the Fall and four times in the Spring. All synchronous sessions will take place via Zoom, and asynchronous offerings will be available via Google Drive and the ReVision YouTube Channel.
Synchronous Zoom meetings
Second Thursday of each month, time TBD
- September 10
- October 8
- November 12
- December 10
Application Deadline for the 2020-21 cohort has passed. Applications for the 2021-22 cohort will begin in May 2021.
Sponsored by AppState’s Center for Academic Excellence