PKAL Pre-tenure Research University Faculty

Jim Berkson, Virginia Tech
Tom Wood, George Mason University
Peg Yacobucci, Bowling Green State University

Description:

This would be a support system/information system for PKAL faculty that are pre-tenure at research universities. We will explore how we can spend time on teching/curriculum issues and do what we need to do to get tenure. We would also have some village elders from research universities available to give advice and guidance. This would work as a listserve and a meeting to get it started. It could be a regional meeting or a 1 day national meeting the day before a PKAL meeting.

Budget:

Amount:

Travel/Lodging/Per Diem for launch meeting

$2,000

Funding for organizer to maintain listserve and encourage participation

$1,000

Total budget not to exceed $2,000 in the first year and $1,000 in the second year

Authors' Note: Pre-tenure faculty at research schools have unique pressures that aren't felt to the same extent at liberal arts, teaching schools. Those often are actively discouraged from participating at PKAL.