FAUW offers a series of workshops to help you through key transitions in your academic career. We encourage you to attend, regardless of where you are on your career track—it’s never too early or too late!
The slides from previous workshops are available to download on this page. We also have information about many of these transitions in our Faculty Guide.
For definite-term faculty
We ran this session for the first time in January 2020. Information from the session will be available online soon.
Applying for continuing status
This is covered in the definite-term contracts session. There is little consistent information across campus about the process for getting continuing status, but many departments roughly follow the tenure process and you are welcome to attend the Applying for tenure workshop. The provost’s office has a Checklist for Continuing Lecturer Appointments (docx file) that departments must follow.
For probationary (tenure-track) faculty
The probationary contract period and applying for tenure can be intimidating. These three workshops provide critical information on how to succeed and to ensure you know where and how to get your questions answered. They also clarify the expectations of your peers and of University policy during this process.
- Download the slides from the 2019 'Navigating your first probationary term' workshop (PDF)
- Next session:
Navigating your first probationary term, April 6, 2020(cancelled)
- Download the slides from the 2019 'Applying for probationary renewal' workshop (PDF)
- This workshop has been combined with Navigating your first probationary term as of 2020.
- Download the slides from the 2019 'Applying for tenure' workshop (PDF)
- Next session:
Applying for Tenure, April 7, 2020(cancelled)
For tenured/continuing faculty
This workshop helps recently tenured/continuing faculty plan the next stages of your career. The next session of Making the Most of Your Mid-Career Years is
April 9, 2020 (cancelled) and we plan to run it every two years after that.
2017 workshop materials
- Workshop materials are available on Google Drive, along with some background reading. Note: The "Strategic Doing" worksheet was used in the breakout session for continuing lecturers but is broadly applicable.
- We also have a blog post with eight key lessons our presenters shared during the workshop.
Also see articles by Kerry Ann Rockquemore on Inside Higher Ed from August and September 2017, and the Coping with Midcareer Malaise series on The Chronicle – access the site via the library for premium articles.
This workshop will walk you through the promotion process step by step and provide explanations of formal policy as well as practical tips to help you succeed.
- Download the slides from the 2019 'Applying for promotion' workshop (PDF)
- Next session: The next session of this workshop will be in 2021.
We don't know yet if this will be a regular offering, but we hosted a panel of retirees on March 10, 2020, to talk about their experiences transitioning into retirement, and will publish a blog post of highlights soon.