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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda." National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and Institute of Medicine. 2014. The Arc of the Academic Research Career: Issues and Implications for U.S. Science and Engineering Leadership: Summary of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18627.
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APPENDIX A:
WORKSHOP AGENDA


Workshop on the Arc of the Academic Research Career:

Issues and Implications for U.S. Science and Engineering Leadership

September 9, 2013 [8:30 am-5:00 pm] – September 10, 2013 [9:00 am-12:00 pm]

National Academy of Sciences Building – Room 120

2101 Constitution Ave., N.W.

Washington, DC

On September 9-10, 2013, COSEPUP will host a workshop that explores critical stress points in an academic career. The focus will be on career entry, the tenure decision, and retirement. These transition points have been recognized as particularly difficult periods for faculty and administrators. This workshop will bring together experts on the problems associated with each of these career points with the intention of developing a holistic understanding of how policies specific to each area have implications for the others. The workshop will also include presentations about universities that have developed innovative approaches to these problems and discussions by education leaders about opportunities for other actions that could relieve stress on the faculty and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of university operations.

AGENDA:

September 9, 2013

8:30 AM Chairman’s Opening Remarks

8:45 Overview of Challenges to U.S. Universities and Academic Science and Engineering Careers

Shirley Malcom Director of Education and Human Resources Programs, AAAS

9:30 The Demographic Context

Robert Hauser Executive Director, The Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council; Former Director, Center for Demography of Health and Aging at the University of Wisconsin
Donna Ginther Professor of Economics, University of Kansas

10:30 Break

10:45 Getting Started: Early Career Bottleneck

Henry Sauermann Assistant Professor of Strategic Management, Ernest Scheller, Jr., College of Business, Georgia
Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda." National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and Institute of Medicine. 2014. The Arc of the Academic Research Career: Issues and Implications for U.S. Science and Engineering Leadership: Summary of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18627.
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Mary Ann Mason Co-director, Center for Economics & Family Security, University of California-Berkeley School of Law
Donna Ginther Professor of Economics, University of Kansas

Noon Lunch

1:00 PM The Family v. The Workplace: Mid-Career Priorities
Cathy Trower Research Director, Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education, Harvard School of Education
Carol Hoffman Associate Provost and Director of Work/Life program, Columbia University

2:30 Break

3:00 Beautiful Sunsets: A Fulfilling Late-career Transition

Marc Goulden Director of Data Initiatives, Office for Faculty Equity & Welfare, University of California-Berkeley, conducted study of University of California Voluntary Early Retirement Incentive Program
Ann Franke President of Wise Results, LLC; author of paper on legal issues regarding retirement for American Council on Education
Valerie Martin Conley Professor of Counseling and Higher Education, Co-director, Center for Higher Education, Ohio University, conducted study of retirement for AAUP

4:30 Summary

5:00 Adjourn

September 10, 2013

9:00 AM Reports from the Field: Examples of Innovative Approaches

Joan Girgus Professor of Psychology, Special Assistant to the Dean of the Faculty on Gender Equity, Princeton University
Janette Brown Executive Director of the Emeriti Center, University of Southern California; Executive Director, Association of Retirement Organizations in Higher Education (AROHE)
Edie Goldenberg Professor of Political Science, College of Literature, Science and the Arts; Professor of Public Policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan

10:30 Opportunities for Action

R. Michael Tanner Vice President and Chief Academic Officer, Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities
Manfred Professor of Chemistry, Lehman College; Former
Philipp Chair, University Faculty Senate; President, CUNY Academy for the Humanities and Sciences
Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda." National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and Institute of Medicine. 2014. The Arc of the Academic Research Career: Issues and Implications for U.S. Science and Engineering Leadership: Summary of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18627.
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Claire Van Ummersen Senior Advisor, Institutional Leadership Group, American Council on Education
John Tully Sterling Professor of Chemistry, Professor of Physics and Applied Physics, Yale University

Noon Adjourn

Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda." National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and Institute of Medicine. 2014. The Arc of the Academic Research Career: Issues and Implications for U.S. Science and Engineering Leadership: Summary of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18627.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda." National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and Institute of Medicine. 2014. The Arc of the Academic Research Career: Issues and Implications for U.S. Science and Engineering Leadership: Summary of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18627.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda." National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and Institute of Medicine. 2014. The Arc of the Academic Research Career: Issues and Implications for U.S. Science and Engineering Leadership: Summary of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18627.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda." National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and Institute of Medicine. 2014. The Arc of the Academic Research Career: Issues and Implications for U.S. Science and Engineering Leadership: Summary of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18627.
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America's research universities have undergone striking change in recent decades, as have many aspects of the society that surrounds them. This change has important implications for the heart of every university: the faculty. To sustain their high level of intellectual excellence and their success in preparing young people for the various roles they will play in society, universities need to be aware of how evolving conditions affect their ability to attract the most qualified people and to maximize their effectiveness as teachers and researchers.

Gender roles, family life, the demographic makeup of the nation and the faculty, and the economic stability of higher education all have shifted dramatically over the past generation. In addition, strong current trends in technology, funding, and demographics suggest that change will continue and perhaps even accelerate in academe in the years to come. One central element of academic life has remained essentially unchanged for generations, however: the formal structure of the professorial career. Developed in the mid-nineteenth and early twentieth centuries to suit circumstances quite different from today's, and based on traditions going back even earlier, this customary career path is now a source of strain for both the individuals pursuing it and the institutions where they work.

The Arc of the Academic Research Career is the summary of a workshop convened by The Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy in September 2013 to examine major points of strain in academic research careers from the point of view of both the faculty members and the institutions. National experts from a variety of disciplines and institutions discussed practices and strategies already in use on various campuses and identified issues as yet not effectively addressed. This workshop summary addresses the challenges universities face, from nurturing the talent of future faculty members to managing their progress through all the stages of their careers to finding the best use of their skills as their work winds down.

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