Mentoring and Career Development

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Saturday, June 20 — 1:45-3:00 pm

Facilitator: Gianna Mosser, Acquisitions Editor, Northwestern University Press

This year the AAUP's Professional Development Committee initiated a mentorship program. The program matches mid- and senior-level staff members with staff members who are new to the field or the association and gives all participants a variety of opportunities to interact over the course of the annual meeting. After discussing how the committee developed this collaborative program, we will develop additional ideas for fostering career development among AAUP member institutions. Should the mentorship program be expanded beyond the confines of the annual meeting? Are there other ways of fostering collaboration among member presses on the issue of career development? Current mentors and mentees are encouraged to attend and share their thoughts about the current program. Anyone interested in developing collaborative mechanisms for developing our profession is invited to participate.

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