Women Scholars Initiative
for the Advancement, Recruitment, and Retention of Women
Career Development Program
In 2013, WSI implemented a Career Development Program (CDP), an intensive two-day program modeled after the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) early- and mid-career development programs. The full two-day program was held in 2013 and 2014 and will be held every other year moving forward. Beginning in 2015 a half-day promotion focused program was held specifically designed to help women faculty prepare their promotion package. This ½ day program will be offered every other year, alternating with the two-day program.
The CDP offers participants a variety of workshops on topics including but not limited to negotiating skills, work-life balance, leadership skills and time management. The program also includes plenary talks on the promotions process, followed by small group break-out sessions for one-on-one consultations with senior faculty from the participant’s college and track.
The program is offered in the spring and is free of charge to MUSC women faculty.
Who is eligible
All early and mid-career (Instructors, Assistant Professors, Associate Professors) women faculty across the university are eligible to attend. Women may self-nominate to their chairs and/or chairs may nominate women. Chair nominations are then sent to the college dean. See below for information on previously held workshops and ongoing workshop planning.
2013 Career Development Program
The 2-day intensive program held in 2013 included panels, lectures, and small-group interactive sessions led by national and local experts. 55 female faculty members across all colleges attended.
2014 Career Development Program
The 2-day intensive program held in 2014 also included panels, lectures, and small-group interactive sessions led by national and local experts. 55 female faculty members across all colleges attended.
2015 Career Development Program
The half-day program in 2015 was focused on helping women develop and refine their promotion packets. Attendees were identified by their chairs as ready for promotion within the next two years. Program attendees received information regarding the promotion process at MUSC, and personalized feedback on their drafted promotion materials. 33 female faculty members across all colleges attended.
2016 Career Development Program
Planning for the 2016 workshop is currently ongoing. This workshop will be a 2-day program similar to the 2013 and 2014 program’s structure and goals. We expect to accommodate 55 women faculty for this program. If you are interested in attending, please self-nominate to your chair by Friday, November 6th, 2015. This program will take place in March of 2016.
If you are interested in attending one of the career development workshops or have an idea for a workshop topic or focus, please contact the Career Development Program co-chairs, Deborah DeWaay (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Erin McClure (email@example.com), or contact the WSI coordinator, Megan McDonough (firstname.lastname@example.org).