The 2021 Center for Minorities and People with Disabilities in Information Technology (CMD-IT) Academic Careers Workshop will be held virtually as a series of 2 – 3 hour sessions each day, June 13 -19. The goal of the annual workshop is to mentor assistant and associate level faculty, senior doctoral students, and postdocs about academic careers. The workshop targets participants from the following communities: African Americans/Blacks, Native Americans/Indigenous, Hispanics/Latinx, and People with Disabilities.
The workshop includes diverse senior faculty discussing the following topics:
- Tenure and promotion process
- Launching a research program
- Effective teaching strategies
- Promotion to full professor
- Effective strategies for proposal writing
- Affinity Research Group Model for effective research teams
The workshop also includes a panel of representatives from different funding agencies and mock proposal review sessions, whereby participants have an opportunity to review actual proposals. The mock review sessions provide significant insights into proposal writing.
Submit an application by the March 31, 2021 deadline.