270. How Did I Get Here? Our “Altac” Jobs
Sunday, 4 January, 12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., Back Bay B, Sheraton
A special session
Presiding: Brenda Bethman, Univ. of Missouri, Kansas City
Speakers: Donna M. Bickford, Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; Brian Croxall, Emory Univ.; Kathryn Linder, Suffolk Univ.; Liana Silva, Univ. of Kansas; Sarah Werner, Folger Shakespeare Library
Responding: C. Shaun Longstreet, Marquette Univ.
This roundtable features "alternative academics" who will discuss the paths to their “altac” job, including opportunities and challenges that come with altac positions, strategies universities might employ to maximize and leverage PhD-prepared administrators, preparing graduate students for altac jobs, the role of mentoring, and differences between altac, adjunct, and tenure-track jobs.
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