To Tenure & Beyond: Building an Intentional Career


A joint program of the Office of Faculty Development and Flora Stone Mather Center for Women, To Tenure and Beyond: Building an Intentional Career at CWRU originated as an NSF grant funded project in 2011 and was restricted to women faculty in science and engineering. Now that the NSF funded programs have been institutionalized under the Office of Faculty Development, we are expanding the program to include all tenure track faculty.

The program is designed for 2nd year tenure track faculty members nominated for participation by their dean. The objectives of TT&B are to increase faculty understanding of the tenure process and to assist them in developing career planning that incorporates achieving tenure as a single milestone in a productive career at CWRU.

TT&B consists of four, 4 ½ hour workshops, two one-hour coaching meetings, and supplemental 90-minute "Brown Bag Lunch & Learn" sessions focused on specialized skill building topics and peer mentoring.

To Tenure & Beyond Schedule:
Session One: Intentional Career Development, Tuesday, September 17th, 2013
Session Two: Managing Time and People, Monday, October 28th, 2013
Session Three: Building Your Social Capital, Tuesday, January 21st, 2014
Session Four: Power, Politics and Negotiation, Monday, March 24th, 2014
All sessions will be held from 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. The agenda and handouts will be posted a week to each session. Lunch will be provided.

Brown Bag Lunch & Learn Schedule:
One: Crafting a Career Vision and Goals, Friday, October 18th, 2013
Two: Research Grants: From RFP to Final Report, Friday, November 22nd, 2013
Three: Managing Difficult Conversations, Friday, February 21st, 2014
Four: Negotiation Skills & Practicum, Friday, April 18th, 2014
All sessions will be held from 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. and require pre-registration. Coffee and cookies will be available.

Agenda:

Posted one week prior to session


2012


To Tenure and Beyond: Building an Intentional Career in STEM was a regional career development program funded in 2011 by A Pay it FORWARD grant, and renewed in 2012. A workshop series for pre-tenure women professors from six research universities (BGSU, CWRU, CSU, KSU, UA and UT) that collaborated on the NSF-PAID project Institutions Developing Excellence in Academic Leadership (IDEAL), the objective was to develop strategic skills, build confidence and enhance participants' understanding of academe while advancing the creation of a professional development plan that includes post-tenure career objectives.

The TT&B objectives were focused on developing strategic skills, building confidence and enhancing participants' understanding of academe while advancing the creation of a professional development plan that incorporates achieving career objectives post-tenure. The curriculum included skill building instruction and exercises, group discussions and expert panels of regional senior faculty.

To Tenure and Beyond was offered in two locations in 2012; In Northwest Ohio for STEM women faculty at BGSU and UT, and in Northeast Ohio for CWRU, CSU, KSU and UA faculty. The Northeast Ohio program was expanded to non-STEM faculty nominated by a dean. The content for the workshops was customized for participants based on the aggregate results of participant pre-surveys.

Northwest Ohio workshops (BG & UT) were held 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, August 15th at the University of Toledo
Monday, October 8th at Bowling Green State University
Wednesday, November 14th at the University of Toledo medical campus.

Northeast Ohio workshops (CSU, CWRU, KSU, UA) were held from 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Friday, September 14th at Case Western Reserve Univeristy
Thursday, October 18th at Case Western Reserve Univeristy
Tuesday, December 11th at Case Western Reserve Univeristy.

The workshop content included:

1) Two one-hour executive coaching sessions for each particpant (with a third optional coaching session),
2) Three 6 ½ hour workshops,
3) Opportunities to interact with peer/near peer faculty from Northeast Ohio universities.

Handouts and presentations

Workshop One

Handouts

Travel Form for mileage
ESSPR and W9 to submit travel reimbursements
Service Point Worksheet
Work Life Integration Worksheet.doc
Learn to say No
Service Point Worksheet

Resource Articles:

Email Etiquette: A Primer on Electronic Communication
Junior Professors: Juggling Teaching, Research, and Advice, Ben Gose, The Chronicle of Higher Education, 2011
A Tool to Guide Junior Faculty in Their Progression Toward Promotion and Tenure, Linda Garand et al., 2010, Journal of Professional Nursing.
An overview of intentional change from a complexity perspective, Richard E. Boyatzis, Journal of Management Development, 2006
Target practice, Boyatzis, Howard, Lapisarda, Taylor, Arkin. Journal of People Management, 11 Mar 2004
The ideal self as the driver of intentional change, Richard E. Boyatzis and Kleio Akrivou, Journal of Management Development, 2006

Workshop Two

Handouts

The Academic Network: A Social Capital Exercise
Faculty Work Plan Template
Faculty Research in Progress Template

Resource Articles:

"Why Men Still Get More Promotions Than Women: Your high-potential females need more than just well-meaning mentors", by Herminia Ibarra, Nancy M. Carter, and Christine Silva, Harvard Business Review, September 2010
Top Ten Questions to Think about before Your Tenure Review, American Economic Association Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession
Top Ten List: Developing and Maintaining Networking, American Economic Association Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession
Development and Validation of the Political Skill Inventory, Gerald R. Ferris et al, Journal of Management, Vol. 31 No. 1, February 2005 126-152

Workshop Three

Handouts:

Tips for Managing Students
Student Roadmap Template, (project management)
PhD or MS Student Roadmap Template
Individual Development Plan (IDP), by Nicole Steinmetz, PhD
CWRU Mentoring Guidebook for Faculty, helping graduate students grow into respected professionals and trusted colleagues (2007/2008). A Gradutae Student Guidebook is also available.

Resource Articles:

Mapping the Terrain of Mid-Career Faculty at a Research University: Implications for Faculty and Academic Leaders, Roger Baldwin, Deborah DeZure, Allyn Shaw and Kristin Moretto. Change, September/October 2008


2011

 

Download the original FORWARD proposal
Download the Final Report of the 2011 pilot

 

A joint program of the Office of the Deputy Provost and the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women

To Tenure and Beyond: Building an Intentional Career in STEM was a regional career development workshop series piloted in 2011 for pre-tenure women professors in STEM from the six research universities (BGSU, CWRU, CSU, KSU, UA and UT) collaborating on the NSF-PAID grant Institutions Developing Excellence in Academic Leadership (IDEAL). Each IDEAL University was invited to nominate 3 - 4 pre-tenure women STEM faculty to participate.

IDEAL had three overall objectives:
1) create a regional learning community,
2) leadership development for senior faculty, and
3) institutional commitment to the advancement and participation of women faculty at the partner universities.

These objectives were accomplished through leadership development workshops, an annual plenary conference and the design and launching of an annual change projects by Change Leader Teams at each university. The change projects progressed a university-specific institutional theme around the participation and advancement of women faculty. For the six IDEAL universities To Tenure and Beyond complemented the transformative activities of the Change Leader Teams by engaging the pre-tenure women faculty.

The To Tenure and Beyond objectives were focused on developing strategic skills, building confidence and enhancing participants' understanding of academe while advancing the creation of a professional development plan that incorporated achieving tenure and beyond.

The workshops were held over an academic year: September 26th, 2011, November 17th, 2011 and February 20th 2012
from 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. on the CWRU campus.
Parking costs, working lunch and mileage costs for participants were supplied by the grant.

The workshop content included:

1) Two one-hour executive coaching sessions for each particpant
2) Three six-hour skill-building workshops using case studies, panel discussions, and "homework", and
3) Opportunities to interact with peer/near peer faculty from geographically close research universities.

The activities and format for the workshops were based upon focus group data from CWRU women faculty and climate survey data from several of the IDEAL institutions, which all indicated a desire and need for mentoring among STEM women faculty. The preliminary list of workshop topics, which were subsequently influenced by participant survey results, are below:

- Intentional Change
- Goal setting
- Increasing Positive Visibility
- Power, Politics and Influence
- Mentoring and Being Mentored
- Managing Others
- Negotiation Skills
- Dealing with Difficult People
- Time Management
- Work Life Integration


About FORWARD

 

Focus on Reaching Women for Academics, Research and Development in Science, Engineering and Mathematics (FORWARD), is a joint program of Washington and Gallaudet Universities funded by two National Science Foundation ADVANCE leadership awards and one NIH award.
The goal of FORWARD to advance women, the Deaf and other underrepresented minorities in STEM disciplines.

PAY IT FORWARD is a Train the Trainer project, funding teams to develop new workshops to advance women and other underrepresented minorities in STEM. CWRU was a recipient of the PAY IT FORWARD grant.

For additional information contact Amanda Shaffer at 216.368.8874 or amanda.shaffer@case.edu