Mentoring Breakfast and Regional Networking Luncheon

On Friday, October 12 from 7:30am-9:15, there will be a Mentoring Breakfast.  This breakfast will include a roundtable presentation, “Belonging in the Profession:  Hearing from Mentors” with brief presentations from Susan Kumin Harris on P&T, Barbara McCaskill on service, and Kristin F. Allukian on graduate student concerns.  Following the roundtable discussion, the following people will staff individual tables to enable participants to discuss the designated topic.  Depending on the number of participants, some of these tables may be combined, such as Graduate Student Concerns and Directing Dissertations or Going through P&T and Evaluating P&T.

Aliyyah Abdur-Rahman, Brandeis University, Going through the P&T Process

Kristin F Allukian, University of Florida, Graduate Student Needs and Concerns

Beth Widmaier Capo, Illinois College, Navigating Faculty Life at Small Colleges

Deborah Clarke, Arizona State University, Directing Dissertations and Mentoring Grad Students

John Ernest, West Virginia University, Publishing

Sharon Harris, University of Connecticut, Getting a Book Accepted

Susan Kumin Harris, Institutional affiliation, University of Kansas, Promotion to Full Professor

Kristin Jacobson, Stockton College and Academic Networking through Social Media

Barbara McCaskill, University of Georgia, Dealing with the Demands of Service

Carolyn Sorisio, West Chester University of Pennsylvania, Evaluating Job Candidates

Karen L. Kilcup, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, Evaluating P&T Cases

Beth L. Lueck, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, The Challenges and Rewards of Teaching-Intensive Jobs

Donna Campbell, Washington State University, Professional Websites

We hope you’ll consider registering for this exciting opportunity after conference registration opens on the website.  Even though several of these topics are aimed at graduate students and junior faculty, we encourage anyone—regardless of career stage—to attend and share advice during the informal discussions following the roundtable.

On Saturday, October 13, from 12:30-2:00pm, there will be a Regional Luncheon designed as a networking opportunity for SSAWW members from across the country.  The idea here is that anyone, even if not affiliated with a regional chapter of SSAWW, can use this luncheon to make contact with SSAWW members from their home regions.  Leaders of regional chapters will have an opportunity to speak, and members from areas without regional chapters can ask questions about starting SSAWW activities in their area.



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