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Mid-Career Series Fall 2021

Please RSVP here for 1 or more of the sessions, then be sure to add these times to your calendar. Zoom links will be sent prior to each session.

Tuesday, September 21:

Planning for a Semester with Wellness in Mind: Every semester needs a plan, and we’re curious—how are you  making wellness a priority this fall? Join this session to reconnect with colleagues across campus, discuss the needs and challenges you might be facing, and share ideas as well as resources to support your wellness. 

Materials from this session:

Planning for a Semester with Wellness in Mind Handout

Accessing Your Four Gateways

NYT Article: Feeling Blah During the Pandemic? It's Called Languishing

Wednesday, October 20:

The Ins and Outs of Being an External Reviewer For Promotion and Tenure:  After earning tenure, you may be asked to serve as an external reviewer for faculty at other institutions.  How can you be fair, thoughtful, and effective in this critical role? Join this session for insights, tips, and other considerations on this important but not often discussed topic.

Materials from this session:

External Letter Writing

Thursday, November 18:

Documenting the Impact of Community Engaged Scholarship: We know that community-engaged scholarship matters, but how does it actually count toward promotion?  Hear from Dr. Jomella Watson-Thompson about how KU faculty members do community-engaged scholarship in a variety of ways.  Leave with some strategies for how you can design, conduct, and communicate the impact of your community-engaged work not only as service but also integrated through research and teaching.


Materials from this session:

Presentation slides (overview)

Presentation slides (detailed)

Center for Service Learning Opportunities & Strategies

Opinion Article: Academe Needs to Better Evaluate Engaged Scholarship (O'Meara)

Examples: Making the Impacts of Engaged Scholarship Visible (O'Meara)

Make Your Plan: Engaged Scholar Mentoring Plan (O'Meara)

Series Facilitators

Jennifer NgLisa Wolf-Wendel

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