We are pleased to announce a new series of events we are calling “Seasons,” honoring the seasons or moments of a faculty member’s life.
These are informal gatherings at The Wooster Inn at 4:00 (unless otherwise indicated), organized by topic. Any faculty member is welcome to attend any session and join the conversation! Beer, wine and cheese will be served.
Invitations will be emailed prior to each event. Kindly RSVP at that time.
Wednesday, September 19 Wooster Inn Alumni Room, 4:00
New Directions for Mid-Career Faculty. Learn about the last year of the GLCA New Directions grant and brainstorm about challenges facing mid-career faculty.
- Mid-Career Mentoring (from Inside Higher Ed)
- The same author provides an essay on how Mid-career faculty can “rebrand” themselves
- Avoiding Teaching “Ruts”–some pointers in this article
Thursday, October 18 (Home of Heather Fitz Gibbon) 5:00
Junior Faculty Social. An informal gathering with all pre-tenure faculty members.
Monday, November 12
WOW: Women of Wooster. Discuss challenges, opportunities, and concerns facing women faculty at Wooster.
- “Why Women Can’t Have it All”–The Atlantic
- “More Gender Diversity will Mean Better Science,” The Chronicle of Higher Education
- “Why Women Leave Academia,” Inside Higher Education
- “The Quiet Desperation of Academic Women,” Inside Higher Education
- “Women in Academia,” by Emily Toth
Thursday, January 10
Diverse Faculty. Following his workshop on inter-cultural communication and microaggressions, Dr. Derald Sue of Columbia University Teacher’s College will lead us in a discussion of the issues facing faculty from diverse backgrounds.
Monday, January 28
T4: Tots, Teenagers, Tenure, and Time. Discuss with other faculty how to balance the demands of work and family.
Resources (Note: Some of these links will take you to a password protected wiki)
- From Inside Higher Education, and article on academic careers and fatherhood: http://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2013/01/07/essay-issues-fatherhood-and-academic-career
- This Chronicle blogger discusses the experience of not taking time off to care for an ailing partner: http://chronicle.com/article/Not-Taking-Time-Off/136433/?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en
- Andrea Riesch Toepell, “Academic Mothers and their Experience Navigating the Academy”
- Joanne Frye, “Making a Living, Making a Life”
- Debra Swanson and Deirdre Johnston, “Mothering in the Ivy Tower: Interviews with Academic Mothers”
- Ruth Panofsky, “Professor Mother: The Uneasy Partnership”
- Kelly Ward and Lisa Wolf Wendel, “Academic Motherhood: How Faculty Manage Work and Family”
- Angelica Duran, “One Mama’s Dispensable Myths and Indispensable Machines” in Mama Ph.D.
- Jerald Walker, “Shifting the Tectonic Plates of Academia” in Papa Ph.D.
Monday, February 25
Newly Tenured: Now What? Celebrate with those newly tenured, and discuss strategies for entering this new phase of a faculty member’s life.
Monday, April 8
Thinking about Retirement? Learn from emerti faculty and others how to plan the move to retirement.