Where do I Begin? Finding Growth and Success for Early Career Faculty and Faculty in New Positions
Concurrent Session 5
Early career faculty and staff have to figure out a lot, including how to effectively teach and juggle other professional responsibilities. This roundtable will provide helpful information for early career faculty and faculty in new positions whether you are in year one, year five, or beyond.
Taking a new position, whether it is your first in your new field, or transitioning to a new position in the same or at a different institution, requires faculty and staff to figure out a great deal quickly, including how to effectively teach and juggle other professional responsibilities. Navigating a new position presents unique challenges, and oftentimes wisdom gained 10, 15, and even 20 years in the field can be invaluable. Reflecting on the mutual benefits of peer-based experiences and mentoring, professional learning communities in the digital and face-to-face space, and other integral support factors for new and early career transitions, this session will provide helpful information for early career faculty whether you are in year one, year five, or beyond. Panelists will discuss lessons learned as well as share out best practice resources that will help you to grow as an educator, as well as get up to speed quicker in your new role. Panelists will also discuss ideas on how to innovate in your individual area of performance, along with provide guidance on how to grow through mutual collaboration and sharing best practices with colleagues.