Phoenix Professionalization Workshop

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Arizona State University
Las Casas and the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown
Dino Franco Felluga (

The professionalization workshop is designed to help you think critically and strategically about the academic profession, from conferences to grants to publications, to jobs and tenure. For the first time this year, we are creating a workshop that works over the time period of NAVSA’s annual (rather than supernumerary) conference. There will be one full day of sessions on Wednesday, November 2, followed by two lunch-time sessions at the annual NAVSA conference. Each session features guests who will help facilitate conversation and bring new perspectives to our discussions. We have invited workshop leaders from different sorts of academic institutions and from different stages of one’s career so that you have a variety of viewpoints. A last meeting on Saturday, 5 November (over lunch) will provide us with an opportunity to discuss what was learned from attending the conference itself. We’ll also discuss how to make the most of contacts established at such events. In addition to class time, David Agruss of ASU will lead us on a hike during our long first day of discussions. A communal BBQ afterwards will give students an opportunity to establish their peer-to-peer networks ahead of the NAVSA Phoenix conference.