Advanced Career Management

Promoting Faculty Success

Advanced Career Management (ACM) promotes mid-career faculty development, success, and retention through peer mentoring groups organized into three career tracks: Leadership/Administration, Research Intensive, and Research and Teaching Excellence. Full Professors serve as ACM Guides for the affinity groups and for campus activities offered to mid-career track faculty.

In Spring 2020, the Advanced Career Management program launched its inaugural affinity group program: small groups of mid-career faculty who share common career goals (Leadership/Administration, Research Intensive, or Research and Teaching Excellence). Each group is facilitated by an “ACM Guide” who guides conversation and is the primary point of contact for the group.

Affinity Groups FAQ


ACM Support Guide Video Series

Leadership Within The University

Join  Dr. Will Cantrell, Associate Provost and Dean of the Graduate School at Michigan Tech as he shares his experiences in leadership within a university setting.

Leadership In Professional Societies

Join Dr. Adrienne Minerick, PI of the ADVANCE Adaptation grant at Michigan Tech as she shares her experiences in leadership within professional societies. 

Commercialization of Research

Join Dr. Shiyue Fang, Professor of Chemistry at Michigan Tech as they share their experiences in navigating the commercialization process for academic researchers.

Sabbatical Leave

Dr. Raymond Shaw reflects on the value of a sabbatical for developing your career, your collegial networks, and as a positive experience for family as well.

ACM Guide Affinity Group Meeting Topics

Upcoming ADVANCE Events

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