Current Program

Academic Career Workshop

Academic Career Workshop Members

It is well known that mentoring activities are critical for successful promotions in the professoriate. Such activities are especially needed for communities for which the numbers at a given institution are very small. The goal of the workshop is to mentor assistant- and associate-level faculty, senior doctoral students, and postdocs in computing about academic careers.  The workshop targets participants from the following communities:  African Americans/Blacks, Native Americans/Indigenous, Hispanics/Latinx, and People with Disabilities.

The workshop includes panels of diverse senior faculty discussing the following topics:

  • Tenure and promotion process
  • Launching a research program
  • Effective teaching strategies
  • Promotion to full professor
  • Effective strategies for proposal writing
  • Affinity Research Group Model for effect research teams

The workshop also includes a panel of representatives from different funding agencies and mock proposal review sessions, whereby participants have an opportunity to review actual proposals.  The mock review sessions provide significant insights into proposal writing.

The workshops are funded by the NSF grant, CNS 1832169.

The 2021 Academic Careers Workshop is a virtual workshop, consisting of 2-3 hours session each day during the time period of June 13 through 18.

Application deadline is March 31, 2021.

Contact:  Mikeva Nauden

ACW Workshop Organizing Committee

Past Workshops