Mid-Career Workshop (MCW) @ CSCL 2019
Call for Participation
Tuesday, June 18th from 9 AM – 12 Noon
Open to Interested Mid-Career Scholars
The 2019 Mid-Career Pre-Conference Workshop has a new look.
Theme: Empowering Women in the Learning Sciences
This half-day workshop is intended to provide an opportunity to discuss issues of concern to Mid-Career Scholars as related to challenges and barriers experienced post-tenure and especially by women scholars. Participation in the MCW is open to anyone who has achieved tenure or a related professional milestone for those learning scientists with positions in industry, non-profits, museums, and other learning-oriented organizations.
What to do to be part of MCW 2019:
Those interested in attending are asked to:
Activities during the half-day event:
- Send a statement indicating your intent to attend, and describing the types of issues and concerns you would like to have discussed. Please send directly to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Register for the Mid-Career Workshop on the conference website.Space is limited. Deadline for receipt of letters of intent is May 1, 2019 or when we reach capacity, whichever comes first. You will be informed of your confirmed participation shortly after this deadline if you have both submitted a statement and registered for the workshop.
The MCW is an interactive event comprised of small group, one-on-one, and innovative activities where participants collaborate with the members of the organizing committee (see below), learn from each other, and explore the issues and concerns expressed in the letters of intent. Topics might range across professional and personal settings, and from publishing to balancing home and work demands. The following is an illustrative sampling of topics that may emerge in the letters of intent.
- navigating post tenure responsibilities and opportunities
- identifying and evaluating leadership opportunities
- surviving leadership roles
- balancing work and life
- learning to delegate
- engaging in effective self-promotion
- making oneself heard
- managing interpersonal relationships in academia (“Me too” in the academy)
- supporting colleagues and students
- surviving the publication process
Our ambition is to also create an international mentoring network. We see the workshop as a first step in this process as it allows us to explore mentoring needs of individuals seeking mentors. This will enable more focused one-on-one ongoing mentoring beyond the conference. We hope to build upon the mentoring and support that the ISLS is already known for, and ensure that such activity continues with new generations of scientists
Organized by the MCW 2019 Committee
Chair: Stephanie D. Teasley, University of Michigan, USA
Co-Chairs: Carol Chan, Hong Kong University, Hong Kong; Susan R. Goldman, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA; Kimberley Gomez, University of California, Los Angeles, USA; Janet L. Kolodner, Boston College, USA; Marcia C. Linn, University of California, Berkeley, USA; Nichole Pinkard, Northwestern University, USA; Nikol Rummel, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany;