Early Career Faculty Learning Community
This year-long learning community consists of monthly 2-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: Successfully Navigating the University System
September 17 || 9:00 - 11:00 AM || SUB Ballroom D or Webex
- Workshops: Academic Advising, Intro to Grants and Finding Funding, Weaving Racial Justice into Your Course, Part 2, Active Learning
- Overview of the Strategic Plan and how it impacts the university culture.
October 15 || 9:00 - 11:00 AM || SUB Ballroom D or Webex
- Workshops: 2020 Faculty Symposium: Inclusive Excellence in Equity-Minded Education, Academic Misconduct & Classroom Management, PI Training, Recognizing & Referring Students with Mental Health Needs
- Goal 1.1Broaden access for underrepresented populations and increase academic success for all students through excellence in undergraduate education.
Session 3: Strategies for Enhancing Your Productivity in Research, Creative Practice, and/or Teaching
November 12 || 9:00 - 11:00 AM || SUB Ballroom D or Webex
- Workshops:Researcher Visibility, Title IX/Mandatory Reporter Training
- Goal 1.3:Implement evidence-based high quality, high impact teaching and learning practices for every student.
- Goal 2.1:Enhance the significance and impact of scholarship.
Session 4: Successfully Cultivating your Network of Mentors, Sponsors, and Collaborators
December 10 || 9:00 - 11:00 AM || SUB Ballroom B or Webex
- Workshops: Incorporating Learning Outcomes
- Goal 3.1:Increase mutually beneficial collaborations with Tribal nations and partners.
Session 5: Departmental Expectations for Career and Tenure Track Faculty
January 14 || 9:00 - 11:00 AM || SUB Ballroom D or Webex
- Workshops: Grant-Writing Bootcamp, Capture Your Teaching Learn How to Record Lectures, Activity Insight and Your Annual Reviews
- Goal 2.4:Elevate expectations for scholarship.
Session 6: Moving through Resistance and Successful Grant Writing and Fellowships
February 18 || 9:00 - 11:00 AM || SUB Ballroom D or Webex
- Workshops: NSF CAREER Grant Panel, Information Sessions on Internal Grants
- Goal 2.3:Strengthen institutional reputation in scholarship.
Session 7: Successfully managing your life as an academic
March 11 || 9:00 - 11:00 AM || SUB Ballroom D or Webex
- Workshops: Navigating the Publishing Process, Mentoring Undergraduates in Research
- Goal 3.3:Foster a culture of collaboration, continuous improvement and individual growth.
Session 8: Your Strategic Plan, Service Expectations, and Choosing Venues for Your Work
April 15 || 9:00 - 11:00 AM || SUB Ballroom D or Webex
- Workshops: Best Practices in Assembling RTP Dossiers
- Goal 3.2: Grow mutually beneficial partnerships across Montana.
Session 9: Managing Grads, Labs, Teams, and Difficult Colleagues
May 20 || 9:00 - 11:00 AM || SUB Ballroom D or Webex
- Workshops: Managing Conflict in Academia, Research Mentoring (Graduate Students)
- Goal 2.2:Expand high-quality graduate education.
Questions about the Early Career Faculty Success Learning Community? Contact Nika Stoop at [email protected].