Early Career Workshop

Tuesday, September 22, 2020
12:00pm-4:00pm Central/New Orleans Time
Event will be held virtually

Now in its 13th year, the Council for the Advancement of Higher Education Programs (CAHEP) offers an Early Career Faculty Workshop to assistant professors, new associate professors in higher education programs, and advanced doctoral students at the dissertation stage who intend to become faculty.

A diverse group of recently tenured faculty and senior scholars from around the country share advice and expertise about how to craft and develop a research agenda, effectively teach and advise, earn tenure and promotion, and shape a successful and meaningful career. 

Who should attend:

  • Pre-tenured faculty members
  • Administrators who have recently joined the faculty at any rank

After the workshop, attendees will be able to:
  • Identify opportunities and challenges associated with earning P&T at different institutional types

  • Apply advice from senior scholars towards becoming an effective instructor and advisor

  • Develop a plan for achieving a successful and meaningful pre and post-tenure career

2020 Schedule

  • Gloria Crisp, Oregon State, Early Career Faculty Workshop Chair and Professor, Oregon State University
  • MaryBeth Walpole, Chair of the Council for the Advancement of Higher Education, Programs (CAHEP), Professor and Department Chair, Rowan University
Session 1: Panel Discussion: How to get Tenure: Advice from Recently Tenured Faculty
A panel of scholars who received tenure within the past five years will offer diverse institutional perspectives (i.e., research-focused, regional aspiring research, Minority Serving) about how to successfully work towards tenure and promotion. Panelists will begin by offering reflective comments and advice for the participants. The remainder of the session will be dedicated to Q&A with the panel.
  • Ann Gansemer-Topf, Associate Professor, Iowa State University
  • David Pérez II, Associate Professor, Miami University
  • Lyle McKinney, Associate Professor, University of Houston
  • Natasha Croom, Associate Professor, Clemson University
Session 2: Breakout Room Discussion: How to Be an Effective Teacher and Advisor
This session will be structured in breakout rooms, allowing participants the opportunity to discuss specific aspects of teaching and advising with faculty who are highly regarded as exceptional teachers and advisors in a small group format.
  • Stacy A Jacob, Associate Professor, Slippery Rock University
  • Tamara Bertrand Jones, Associate Professor, Florida State University
  • Vicki Baker, Professor, Albion College
  • Manuel González Canché, Associate Professor, University of Pennsylvania
Session 3: Panel Discussion: Advice for a Successful and Meaningful Career
The final session will offer diverse perspectives about how to craft a successful and meaningful pre and post-tenure career. Panelists will offer reflective comments and advice to share with participants. The remainder of the session will be dedicated to Q&A with the
  • Rachelle Winkler-Wagner, Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Mark D’Amico, Professor and Department Chair, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • Richard J. Reddick, Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Equity, Community Engagement and Outreach, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Lisa Wolf-Wendel, Professor and Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, University of Kansas
Reflections and Plans to Stay Connected 

Event Chair

Gloria Crisp
Oregon State University

Please feel free to reach out to the event chair with questions about the content of the event. Questions about registration or event logistics can be directed to the ASHE Office at (702) 895-2737 or office@ashe.ws.


  • The workshop fee of $30 for ASHE members and $50 for non-members.
  • The fee is typically expected to be covered by program directors or coordinators for the in-person event. We strongly encourage programs to cover the registration fee for the virtual event as well. If additional documentation is needed, please contact ASHE Executive Director Jason Guilbeau at jason@ashe.ws.
  • Registration Closes and Payment Deadline: September 15, Noon Pacific