ACW: Academic Career Workshop for Underrepresented Junior Faculty and Senior Graduate Students

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Academic Careers Workshop scheduled April 2-5 has been cancelled as the health and safety of our participants is of utmost importance. Details regarding the 2021 Academic Careers Workshop will be provided on a later date.

Webinars will be held throughout the year for the 2020 Academic Careers Workshop participants.

A Proposal Writing webinar with speaker Timothy Pinkston (USC) was held May 11, 2020. Additional webinars will be scheduled over the upcoming months.

It is well known that mentoring activities are critical for successful promotions in the professoriate. Such activities are especially needed for ethnic minorities and people with disabilities in the field of computing, where the number at a given institution is usually very small. The goal of the workshop is to mentor under-represented assistant- and associate-level faculty and senior doctoral students about the academic career ladder. The workshop will include panels of diverse senior faculty talking about the tenure and promotion process, launching a research program, professionalism, and a detailed session on proposal writing. In addition, the workshop will include a discussion about alternative career paths. The workshops are funded by the NSF CE21 grant. Past workshops have been funded by NSF BPE Demonstration grant, CNS 0634272.

Contact: Valerie Taylor

ACW Workshop Organizing Committee

Prior Workshops