Kristine Bowman is Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs and Professor of Education Policy in the College of Education. Bowman and her team support over two dozen graduate and undergraduate degree programs (including nearly ten fully online programs) enrolling more than 3000 total students across four departments.
AAN Spring Symposium: Imagining the Future of the University and Academic Work
Date: April 19, 2021
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: Zoom Webinar
The Academic Advancement Network (AAN) hosts a symposium each spring on a topic of importance for higher education in general and MSU in particular.
By Ellie Louson
My favorite description of mentoring comes from Dr. Beronda Montgomery, eminent MSU plant scientist and writer, who has written widely on mentoring and calls it “an opportunity to connect meaningfully with individuals in service to their pursuit of personally-defined goals or aspirations.” As someone new to a formal mentorship role,
Every university has a visible structure that identifies administrative positions by title and reporting lines and in many ways, represents authority and decision-making purview. Persons on the organizational chart certainly are ones to whom we look when in need of guidance and support but it is also not true that only these people are leaders at MSU.
Started in 2017-18, the Leadership Fellows program creates partnerships between mentors (current administrators) and fellows (faculty at least 5 years post-tenure). This program involves both a shadowing experience and work on a project developed jointly between the mentor and fellow.
Starting an academic career involves new opportunities to learn, connect with others, and make meaningful contributions–to share one’s excitement about one’s field with learners, to advance the knowledge base, and to use one’s expertise to address pressing issues in the broader society.
Whether you are a new member of the MSU community or someone with years of experience here, there are times when a faculty or academic staff member looks to talk about career issues with someone who understands academic work in its many forms.
As part of the team in the Academic Advancement Network (AAN), I write to welcome you to MSU. Whether you are just starting your career as a faculty member or academic staff member,
The ACE Women’s Network is a national system of networks within each state, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia, with the goal of advancing and supporting women in higher education.
All faculty, academic staff, post-docs, librarians, and graduate students who identify as women are cordially invited to participate in the MSU Academic Women’s Forum. The forum has been created to provide a safe-space to connect,