CIES 2015 Essentials Workshops

  1. Pursuing Non-Academic Careers: Maximizing Your Academic Experiences Outside of Academia | Monday, March 9
  2. The Academic Job Market | Tuesday, March 10
  3. The Early Years of Academic Careers: Hints and Tips to Stay Afloat | Tuesday, March 10
  4. Publishing: Hints and Tips for Turning Research into Publications | Wednesday, March 11
  5. Balancing Work, Life, and Mental Health in Academia | Thursday, March 12
  6. Beyond IRB: Research Ethics on the Ground | Thursday, March 12

Pursuing Non-Academic Careers: Maximizing Your Academic Experiences Outside of Academia

Monday, March 9
1:15 to 2:45 pm
Concourse Level, Monroe
Washington Hilton

Organized by Dr. Aryn Baxter, Arizona State University and Dr. Bethany Wilinski, Michigan State University

This session provides an opportunity for participants to interact with individuals pursuing a variety of non-academic careers to discuss the kinds of skills, research experiences, academic courses, and other qualifications that are sought after for work with their organizations. Participants will gain tips for maximizing their academic experiences, networking, and getting job interviews.

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The Academic Job Market

Tuesday, March 10
1:15 — 2:45 pm
Concourse Level, Monroe
Washington Hilton

Organized by Dr. Frances Vavrus, University of Minnesota, and Dr. Lesley Bartlett, University of Wisconsin – Madison

This New Scholars Essentials workshop will include topics such as: applying for positions, writing strong application letters, preparing for the on-campus interview, and dealing with job offers.

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The Early Years of Academic Careers: Hints and Tips to Stay Afloat

Tuesday, March 10
1:15 — 2:45 pm
Concourse Level, International Ballroom West
Washington Hilton

Organized by Dr. Matthew Thomas, University of Wisconsin – La Crosse

This New Scholars Essentials panel aims to explore ‘The Early Years’ of Academic Careers. Faculty members from different institutions, subfields, and career stages will discuss their approaches to teaching and mentoring students, maintaining a robust research agenda, navigating service responsibilities, attaining work/life balance, and more. This guided discussion will be followed by a moderated question and answer session.

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Publishing: Hints and Tips for Turning Research into Publications

Wednesday, March 11
3:00 — 4:30 pm
Concourse Level, Monroe
Washington Hilton

Organized by Elisabeth Lefebvre, University of Minnesota

This New Scholars Essentials panel of faculty members, journal editors, and publishers will discuss their experiences publishing in a variety of formats, hints and tips for navigating different publication processes, as well as recommended approaches for New Scholars interested moving from research to publication. This discussion will be followed by a moderated question and answer session.

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Balancing Work, Life, and Mental Health in Academia

Thursday, March 12
9:45 — 11:15 am
Concourse Level, Monroe
Washington Hilton

Organized by Rashed Al-Haque, Western University

This New Scholars Essentials panel hopes to explore ways early academics (PhD students/candidates and new faculty) can effectively balance work-life and maintain their mental health. The presentation will focus on the importance of maintaining a work-life balance, highlight the importance of addressing mental health issues in academia, present common mental health issues by students and faculty, and explore mechanisms and resources for support. The session will begin with brief presentation, followed by a discussion of panelists made up of graduate students and faculty members. A moderated question and answer period will follow.

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Beyond IRB: Research Ethics on the Ground

Thursday, March 12
3:00 — 4:30 pm
Concourse Level, Monroe
Washington Hilton

Organized by Treisy Romero, SUNY Albany, and Elisabeth Lefebvre, University of Minnesota

Are you planning or conducting qualitative research? If so, have you considered the ethical implications and how they will impact the course of your work? This panel intends to discuss research ethics in comparative and international education, the IRB process, and making sound judgments about the methodologies, the research design, and the responses to conflicting circumstances faced as you conduct research. Panelists will share their experiences and knowledge about issues such as the values that underpin a research proposal, how to ensure access to institutions and human subjects while ensuring their protection, how to publish findings and protect subjects’ privacy, the strategies and considerations in navigating the IRB process, and more.

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