2022 Early Career Faculty Workshop

Tuesday, September 20, 2022
10:00am - 2:00pm Pacific/Las Vegas Time
Event will be held virtually

Now in its 16th 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
  • Early Career Clinical or Adjunct Faculty
  • Administrators who have recently joined the faculty at any rank

Learning/Event Outcomes:

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.
  • Describe one approach for developing and maintaining a research agenda as a faculty member. 
  • Commit to one strategy for developing a reasonable but productive service activity. 
The workshop will be held virtually on September 20th.  An in-person social coffee break will be offered at the conference in conjunction with ASHE’S sponsored coffee break on Thursday, November 17th. More details to follow. 

2022 Schedule

Welcome, Introductions, and Overview

  • Ann Gansemer-Topf, Chair, ASHE Early Career Faculty Workshop
  • Marybeth Walpole, Chair, ASHE Council for the Advancement of Higher Education Programs (CAHEP


Session 1: How to get Tenure: Advice from Recently Tenured Faculty

  • Ryan Miller, University of North Carolina at Charlotte 
  • Christa Porter, Kent State University
  • Leonard Taylor, Auburn University
  • Christina Yao, University of South Carolina




Session 2: Documenting Teaching Effectiveness Panel & Teaching and Advising Breakout Groups

  • Tamara Bertrand-Jones, Florida State University
  • Claudia García-Louis, University of Texas at San Antonio
  • Stacy Jacob, Slippery Rock University 
  • Ken Schneck, Baldwin Wallace University 




Session 3: Developing a Research Agenda Tips and Small Group Discussions

  • Nick Bowman, University of Iowa 
  • Mark D’Amico, University of North Carolina, Charlotte 
  • Rosemary Perez, University of Michigan
  • Robin Zape-tah-hol-ah Minthorn, University of Washington Tacoma


Wrap up/Reflection

Event Chair

Ann Gansemer-Topf
Iowa 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 (202) 660-4106​ or office@ashe.ws.


  • The workshop fee of $30 for ASHE members and $50 for non-members.
  • The fee is typically covered by academic programs or departments. If additional documentation is needed, please contact ASHE Executive Director Jason Guilbeau at jason@ashe.ws.
  • Registration Closes and Payment Deadline: September 13, Noon Pacific/Las Vegas Time.
  • Learn more about accessibility for this event at https://www.ashe.ws/accessibility2022​.
  • ​All ASHE Professional Development events encourage participants to engage throughout the event in various ways. To provide an environment that is conducive to learning and engagement and to provide a safe space (to the extent possible), Professional Development events are not recorded.