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

Session 2: Successfully Navigating Challenges in the Classroom

October 15 || 9:00 - 11:00 AM || SUB Ballroom D or Webex

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

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

December 10 || 9:00 - 11:00 AM || SUB Ballroom B or Webex

Session 5: Departmental Expectations for Career and Tenure Track Faculty

January 14 || 9:00 - 11:00 AM || SUB Ballroom D or Webex

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

February 18 || 9:00 - 11:00 AM || SUB Ballroom D or Webex

Session 7: Successfully managing your life as an academic

March 11 || 9:00 - 11:00 AM || SUB Ballroom D or Webex

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

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

May 20 || 9:00 - 11:00 AM || SUB Ballroom D or Webex

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