Mid-Career Faculty

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)

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. View or download the ReVision AppLC Flyer. (pdf)

ReVision requires a semester-long commitment with an invitation to contribute to future cohorts.  The FLC will meet four times in the Fall.  The first three meetings will be synchronous sessions via Zoom, and the final meeting will be in In Person.

Synchronous Zoom meetings

Second Thursday of each month, time TBD 

  • September 9, 2021
  • October 14, 2021
  • November 11, 2021

In-Person, Location TBD

  • December 9, 2021  3:30-5:30 PM

We will be reviewing applications and will provide rolling acceptances after June 1 and August 22, 2021

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 FLC.

Link to Application

Sponsored by AppState’s Center for Academic Excellence