This year-long learning community consists of monthly 1.5-hour sessions structured around a central theme connected to MSU’s strategic plan, and complemented by webinars from the National Center for Diversity and Development, workshops throughout the month on different topics highlighted at New Faculty Orientation.

The sessions will be hosted in a Brightspace course to allow new faculty to see the tool in action and become familiar with how it is used. As follow-up, faculty will be asked to submit a reflection on each topic and participate in online discussion forums related to the session theme.

New faculty will automatically be invited to the first learning community meeting in September.

Session 1: September: Successfully Navigating the University System

Tuesday, September 14 || 1:00 – 2:30 pm || SUB233

REGISTER HERE If you would like to attend via Webex, please indicate that in the comments section and the link will be sent to you before the session.

Session 2: October: Successfully Navigating Challenges in the Classroom

Session 3: November Strategies for Enhancing Your Productivity in Research, Creative Practice, and/or Teaching

Session 4: December Successfully Cultivating your Network of Mentors, Sponsors, and Collaborators

Session 5: January: Departmental Expectations for Career and Tenure Track Faculty

Session 6: February Moving through Resistance and Successful Grant Writing and Fellowships

Session 7: March Successfully managing your life as an academic

Session 8: April Your Strategic Plan and Service Expectations

Session 9: May Managing Grads, Labs, Teams, and Difficult Colleagues

Questions about the Early Career Faculty Success Learning Community? Contact Nika Stoop at  [email protected]