Utilize Campus Connections Workshops to Build Career Skills for Academia

Submitted on September 6, 2017

The Campus Connections Program is sponsored by the Office of Faculty Affairs and the Office for Diversity and Inclusive Excellence (ODIEX), and they invite graduate students, postdocs, and faculty to participate in their high quality professional development workshops taking place this Fall.

A Message from Laura Hunter, Associate Diversity Officer, on the Fall 2017 Campus Connections workshops:

"Our fall workshops will provide you with practical help with the challenges you face in your research and teaching.  Our first workshop, “Publish, Not Perish” on Wed, Sept 6 at 9:00, discusses the research on academic writing and shows how small changes in work habits can lead to large gains in productivity.  In evaluations from previous years, 95% of respondents agreed that they benefited from this workshop.  Overall, the three series offered in our Campus Connections workshop program address a broad range of challenges faced in academia.

  • Getting Published includes opportunities to learn about grants, book proposals, and faculty writing groups.
  • Advancing Faculty Careers will provide you with practical strategies on mentoring, combatting imposter syndrome, and addressing gender differences in academic careers. 
  • The Diversity in the Classroom series provides workshops on creating inclusive classrooms and includes an opportunity to earn a “Leader in Classroom Diversity & Inclusion” certificate.

We hope that you take advantage of these exciting programs.  All of our programming is based on research and best practices shown to increase success, and we want you to feel happy, successful, and satisfied at the University of Arizona.  If you have questions or comments, please email me at lahunter@email.arizona.edu. "