Planning to work in the academia

Friday, March 26, 2010 - 10:40am - 11:20am
Peh Ng (University of Minnesota, Morris)
As faculty members at academic institutions, we are expected to excel
in the three main areas called research, teaching, and outreach (or service),
each of which with a different emphasis at different types of academic
institutions. By and large, most academic institutions allow faculty the
flexibility to pursue research or scholarly activities within the scope of
the faculty member's expertise or research agenda. However, faculty would
benefit by being willing to venture out into new areas or by seeking new
research collaborations. Several suggestions on how to be proactive to
succeed in academia will be discussed.