ADVANCE at Michigan Tech recognizes the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the career development of faculty at all stages of their careers. We have and will continue to collect resources related to navigating these challenges on our resources page linked below. If you have found resources you'd like to share, please email us.
About Advanced Career Management
Adapted from University of Michigan's LIFT program, Advanced Career Management aims to promote faculty career success through a series of workshops, panels and career planning (affinity) groups. The program will focus on three core areas of emphasis: Leadership/Administration, Research Intensive careers, and RST (Research, Service, and Teaching) Balance.
Mentoring for Associate Professors Next Week
Advanced Career Management (ACM) will offer an open “Office Hour” for mid-career faculty during the week of November 1-5. The event will pair an associate-level faculty member with a full professor to discuss career-related topics. The theme of this event is “Upgrade Your Profile.” Faculty can raise other topics of interest, but are encouraged to review CVs and discuss strategies for accomplishing high-value career goals.
Associate professors who are interested in participating should email email@example.com with their contact information. The ADVANCE office will suggest a one-hour meeting time based on calendar availabilities for the mentor and mentee. Both an in-person location and a Zoom link will be provided. Participating mentors include Will Cantrell (Associate Provost and Dean, Graduate School), Shiyue Fang (Professor, Chemistry), Adrienne Minnerick (Professor, Chemical Engineering), and Judith Perlinger (Environmental Sciences).
For information on each of the mentors, click here.
In Spring 2020, the Advanced Career Management program launched its inaugural affinity group program. This program pairs 3-4 recently tenured faculty (participants) with 1 senior faculty called "Senior Guides" who share common career goals. Affinity groups are divided based on the common interest in one of three career paths- Leadership, Research Intensive, and Research and Teaching Excellence. For more information, visit our Affinity Groups page.
ACM Workshops Recordings and Resources: Fall 2021
Faculty Career Development Resources
Mentoring and Production
- ASPIRE Alliance COVID-19 Resources
- The Science of Effective Mentorship in STEMM
- How My Intersectionality Made Me a Better Mentor
- Can Mentoring Help Female Assistant Professors? Interim Results from a Randomized TrialBlau, F.D., Currie, J.M., Croson, R.T.A., Ginther, D.K. (May 2010). American Economic Review: Papers and Proceedings 100. 348-352.
- The Glass Ceiling is Made of Concrete: The Barriers to Promotion and Tenure of Women
in American Academia
Bonawitz, M. & Andel, N. (2009). Published by the Forum on Public Policy.
- Gender Biases in Student Evaluations of Teaching
Boring, A. (2016). Journal of Public Economics, 145, 27-41.
- Models of Mentoring in Communication
Buell, C. (2004). Communication Education, (53) 1, 56-73.
- Researchers' Individual Publication Rate Has Not Increased in a Century
Fanelli, D. & Lariviere, V. (2016). PLoS ONE 11(3), e0149504.
- Reconceptualizing Mentoring at Work: A Developmental Network Perspective
Higgins, M. C. & Kram, K.E. (2001). Academy of Management Review, 26 (2), 264-288.
- Why Men Still Get More Promotions Than Women
Ibarra, H., Carter, N. M. & Sila, C. (2010, September). Harvard Business Review. HBR online. Accessed 12 March, 2010.
- Communicating in Mentoring Relationships: A Theory for Enactment
Kalbfleisch, P. J. (2002). Communication Theory 12 (1) 63-69.
- An Interpersonal Model for Participation in Mentoring Relationships
Kalbfleisch, P. J. & Davies, A. B. (1993). Western Journal of Communication, 57 (4), 399-415.
- Leadership Talk: How Do Leaders 'do mentoring', and is Gender Relevant?
Holmes, J. (2005). Journal of Pragmatics, Nov2005, Vol. 37 Issue 11, p1779-1800, 22p
- Mentoring Women and Minority Faculty in Engineering: A Multidimensional Mentoring
Long, Z., Buzzanell, P.M., Kokini K., Wilson, R.F., Batra, J.C., Anderson, L.B. (2018). Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering, 24(2):121-145.
- The Ivory Ceiling of Service Work
Misra, J., Lundquist, J.H., Holmes, E., Agiomavritis, S. (2011).Academe. American Association of University Professors.
- Making the Right Moves; A Practical Guide to Scientific Management for Postdocs and
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Burroughs Wellcome Fund (2006). University of Michigan Library online resources.
- Giving and Getting Career Advice: A Guide for Junior and Senior Faculty
Smock, P. J. & Stephenson, R. (2010). ADVANCE program, University of Michigan.
Work-Family Balance in Academia
- How to Tackle the Childcare–Conference Conundrum
Rebecca M. Calisi and a Working Group of Mothers in Science Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Mar 2018, 115 (12) 2845-2849; DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1803153115
- A Scientist On Any Schedule
Mayer, A. L. (2017). Science, 355 (6323), 426.
- Statement of Principles on Family Responsibilities and Academic Work
AAUP (2001/2007). AAUP Policy Documents and Reports. 10th ed. Johns Hopkins UP, 219-226.
- It's Give and Take: Maternity Leave as a Conflict Management Process
Buzzanell, P. M. & Liu M. (2007). Human Relations 60 (3), 463-495.
- How To Organize a Conference That's Open To Everyone
Fleming, N. (2019). Nature 571. S46-S47.
- Balancing without a Net in Academia: Integrating Family and Worklives
Gatta, M. L. & Roos, P. A. (2004). Equal Opportunities International 23, 124-142.
- Do Babies Matter? The Effect of Family Formation on the Lifelong Careers of Academic
Men and Women
Mason, M.A. & Goulden, M. (2002). Academe. 88, 21-27.
- Do Babies Matter (Part II)? Closing the Baby Gap
Mason, M.A. & Goulden, M. (2004). Journal of Family Issues, 90, 10-15.
- Parents in the Pipeline: Retaining Postdoctoral Researchers with Families
Lee, J., Williams, J.C. & Li, S. (2017). The Pregnant Scholar. Center for WorkLife Law, UC Hastings College of the Law.
Blogs, Newsletters, etc.
- Don't Act Like You're Married When You're Only Dating!
- Writing in the Time of COVID-19
- New York Times Working Woman's Handbook
The Working Woman's Handbook is a practical guide to navigating the obstacles life in academia throws your way. Despite it's name, the content of this handbook is broadly applicable to anyone in academia, most especially women, advocates and allies.
- The Why Factor: Why Aren't More Women In Computer Science?
Computing history is filled with accomplishments by women. After reaching it's peak in the 1980's the number of women pursuing degrees in computing has sharply declined in the West while growing in developing nations. What is driving these trends?