Sunday, 27 December
1. Saying Yes Strategically, Saying No Constructively: A Preconvention Workshop for Junior Faculty Members
2:00–5:00 p.m., 202-B, Pennsylvania Convention Center
Program arranged by the ADE Executive Committee
Presiding: Katherine A. Rowe, Bryn Mawr Coll.
Speakers: Brannon W. Costello, Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge; Katherine A. Rowe
In their first years of employment, newly hired faculty members face daunting institutional and professional service opportunities and demands. Graduate study provides little precedent for navigating this aspect of a working academic life.
This workshop uses structured dialogue and role-playing activities to help participants think strategically about requests for service. Participants will practice negotiating skills on both sides of the negotiation: how to ask for service contributions as well as how to field such requests in collegial ways. Participants will leave with strategies they can apply at their home institutions.
The workshop helps new faculty members learn to decode and assess a wide range of service requests, navigate the culture of their home institutions successfully, prioritize their labor, choose paths through service as they do through scholarship, and practice saying yes and no constructively. Preregistration is required.
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