Pursuing an Academic Career Virtual Event Series
Developing a thriving research program and balancing it with teaching, service and other passions: May 2, 2012
Note: This webinar has already taken place. See the References, resources, and the presentation from this virtual event.
2 pm Eastern | 1 pm Central | 12 pm Mountain | 11 am Pacific (1 hr)
Leaders: Rachel Beane, Bowdoin College; Michael Williams, University of Massachusetts; Francisca Oboh-Ikuenobe, Missouri University of Science and Technology
Registration deadline: April 27, 2012
Maintaining an active, even thriving, research program can be a very satisfying part of faculty life, but the many demand on faculty time can lead to stress and frustration. This webinar provides ideas for developing or maintaining an active research program in the context of a university or college faculty position. In addition, we will discuss strategies for balancing a research program with the other responsibilities and interests. The presenters represent a range of academic positions, academic settings, and research specialties. During the webinar, we will have time for questions and discussion. We hope you will join us!
Goals for participants are to:
- learn strategies for developing or expanding a research program within the context of an academic position.
- gain ideas for ways to prepare for a faculty research program while still a graduate student or post-doctoral fellow.
- consider strategies for balancing the time demands of an active research program with other responsibilities and interests.
Time - 2 pm Eastern | 1 pm Central | 12 pm Mountain | 11 am Pacific
Duration - 1 hour
Format - Online web presentation via Blackboard Collaborate web conference software with questions and discussion, time permitting. Participants will receive an email with instructions detailing how to log into the event approximately one week prior to the event.
Registration - There is no registration fee, but registration is required to save a space. Space is limited to 80, so please be sure you can commit before registering. Registration closes when the spaces fill or April 27, 2012, whichever comes first. Please complete the registration form if you are interested and able to participate.
Preparation - To prepare for this virtual event, please consider one research project that you would like to pursue or expand as a new faculty member. Write down a short summary of the project and some ideas about its "broader significance" for your teaching and outreach interests. In what type of educational institution are you most interested in carrying out this research? With this context in mind, write down several things that will be necessary in order for you to be able to carry out this research (money, equipment, analyses, field time, etc.).
Please email Rachel Beane (rbeane AT bowdoin.edu) if you have any questions about this event or Monica Bruckner (mbruckne AT carleton.edu) if you have technical questions.
References and Resources
Watch the ScreenCast (MP4 Video 90.8MB May2 12) recording of this webinar.
Developing a thriving research program and balancing it with teaching, service and other passions (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 2.5MB May2 12) - Rachel Beane, Bowdoin College; Michael Williams, University of Massachusetts; Francisca Oboh-Ikuenobe, Missouri University of Science and Technology. Presentation slides from May 2, 2012 webinar.
- Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR)
- From the On the Cutting Edge Early Career module:
- Developing a Thriving Research Program
- Planning a Research Program
- Funding your Research
- Involving Students in Research
- Time/Task Management
- Finding your Balance
- Balancing Your Life: Ideas That Might Help You - by Paul Hoskin, University of Calgary
- Learn more about the Early Career annual summer workshop
- Moving your Research Forward - this set of pages, from the Preparing for an Academic Career module, offers tips and advice for transitioning from your graduate research to research that will be done in a faculty position.
- Undergraduate Research (as a pedagogy) - this module from Pedagogy in Action features the what, why, and how to use undergraduate research and includes example projects as well as a set of references and resources.
- Undergraduate Research (essays) - this module, from On the Cutting Edge features a series of essays of community knowledge, experiences, and resources supporting undergraduate research written by the participants of the 2011 Council on Undergraduate Research-Cutting Edge Writing Retreat.