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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
Presentation
 
Director of Education and Human Resources Programs, AAAS
 
9:30
The Demographic Context
 
Robert Hauser
 
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
Presentation

Assistant professor, strategic management, Ernest Scheller, Jr., College of Business, Georgia Tech
 
Mary Ann Mason Co-director Center for Economics & Family Security, UC-Berkeley School of Law
 
 
Donna Ginther
 
Professor of Economics, University of Kansas
 
Noon
Lunch Break
 
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

Office for Faculty Equity & Welfare, UC-Berkeley, Conducted study of UC 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
 
 
Chairman’s Opening Remarks
 
 
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 Philipp
  
Professor of Chemistry, Lehman College; Former chair, University Faculty Senate; President, CUNY Academy for the Humanities and Sciences 
 
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
 

 

 

 

  This workshop is completed.