Reminder:

Mentoring Breakfast and Regional Networking Luncheon at SSAWW Conference

Dear SSAWW Members

As you register for the conference, we’d like to remind you of some exciting opportunities at this year’s conference.  You can sign up for these events as part of your conference registration, here https://register.unl.edu/p-9-society-of-the-study-of-american-women-writers-conference-2012-citizenship-and-belonging.aspx.

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 K. 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.

Aliyyah Abdur-Rahman (Brandeis University): Going through the P&T process

Karen Kilcup (University of North Carolina at Greensboro): Evaluating P&T Cases

Kristin Allukian (University of Florida): Graduate Student Needs and Concerns

Deborah Clarke (Arizona State University): Directing Dissertations

Beth Widmaier Capo (Illinois College): Faculty Life at Small Colleges

John Ernest (West Virginia University): Publishing

Sharon M. Harris (University of Connecticut at Storrs): Getting a Book Accepted

Susan K. Harris (University of Kansas): Promotion to Full Professor

Kristin Jacobson (Stockton College): Academic Networking through Social Media

Donna Campbell (Washington State University): Setting up Professional Website

Barbara McCaskill (University of Georgia): Dealing with the Demands of Service

Carolyn Sorisio (West Chester University of Pennsylvania): The Job Search

Beth Lueck (University of Wisconsin at Whitewater): The Challenges and Rewards of Teaching-Intensive Jobs

We hope you’ll consider registering for this exciting opportunity.  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

Thanks,

SSAWW conference team

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