(162a) "for Here or to Go: Maintaining Mid-Career Faculty Momentum"
Midcareer faculty in engineering often are at crossroads of their careers in terms of opportunities. Whether tenure or non-tenure track, faculty are often presented with a plethora of opportunities in leadership, service, research and international realms. A critical aspect of making decisions at this stage is the application of a well thought out long term academic career roadmap. In the absence of this, faculty can flounder, become discouraged and even become â??stuckâ?. This presentation draws on the presenterâ??s extensive expertise mentoring junior faculty, coaching midcareer faculty and designing initiatives to provide a robust roadmap to faculty. Faculty currently searching for that next â??big thingâ? to work on will benefit, as will those that are continuing on a solid upward trajectory to the next promotion.