Dr. Julie Harlin, a faculty member in the department since 1999 was one of 12 members selected as member for the pilot Midcareer Faculty Learning Community. The faculty learning community seeks to address the unique needs of faculty who have achieved tenure and are now in the middle phase of their academic career.
Faculty accepted in the program will:
- Practice the skills essential for collegiality and leadership (e.g. active listening, constructive dialogue, strength appreciation, growth mindset, team-building
- Cultivate the agency of individual faculty to constructively confront challenges, seek necessary development, and practice resilience.
- Establish a cohort of support
- Promote meaningful/productive communication among mid-career faculty and their leadership
- Develop enhanced understanding of this career stage for participants and their leadership
- Encourage relationships with the Office of the Dean of Faculties
- Identify systemic barriers for mid-career faculty common among participants, allowing for design of proactive institutional measures, and proactive and timely faculty development opportunities for earlier stage faculty
Harlin will participate in the first of seven learning community sessions in late January 2020.