2024 Non-Tenure Track Faculty Conference

We are excited to announce VCU's second annual Non-Tenure Track Faculty Conference. Based on feedback from last year’s event there are more opportunities for participant interaction, networking and community building. The goals of the conference are to recognize the essential contributions of non-tenure track faculty; promote career planning and trajectories; and most importantly, create a space for conversations about the types and forms of support they may benefit from. The conference is designed to facilitate making connections and building collaborations.

While this annual event targets non-tenure track faculty, all faculty, chairs, associate deans, and deans are welcome to attend and participate.

Pathways to Success: Navigating Non-Tenure Track Academic Careers

Friday, April 26, 2024 | 8:30 am -2:00 pm
James Branch Cabell Library, Lecture Hall, Room 303

Conference Program

8:30-9:00am Check in & Breakfast
Welcome and Introductions
Mangala Subramaniam, Ph.D., Senior Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs
Fotis Sotiropoulos, Ph.D., Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
Lisa Abrams, Ph.D., Interim Assistant Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs

What Constitutes Innovation in Teaching?
During this session you will explore what innovation in teaching means, what it looks like in formal and informal instructional settings at VCU, and ideas for how to document teaching innovation over time.

Networking and Connecting Conversations
You will have an opportunity to meet, network and create connections with faculty in other schools, colleges and disciplines. A series of reflective prompts will guide and facilitate engaging conversations.

Looking Ahead: Thinking About Career Progress
This session provides you with dedicated time to think about your career progress and goals relative to your effort. You will leave the conference with a clear vision and plan for the next academic year.




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