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Early Career Scholars Programming

SPSSI Early Career Scholar Workshop, New Orleans 2010.

Click here for ECS Workshop presentations.

Click to read the Fall 2009 and the Summer 2010 ECS column in Forward.

This section serves as a clearinghouse for information of special interest to early career professionals who are affiliated with SPSSI, with information on grants and awards, websites with career resources, convention events, and more.

If you would like more information, or would like to become more involved in SPSSI's early career initiatives, please contact the committee chair, Jessica Salvatore.


Highlights from the 2010 SPSSI Convention Early Career Scholars Events

  • Lessons for Thriving on the Tenure Track: Survival Tips from Assistant and Tenured Professors
    Presented by Kim Case, Jeannetta Williams, Stacey Williams, Nicole Shelton

This discussion covered topics including tips for surviving the first year, finding time for research, planning and preparing for your tenure review, and managing balance. How might faculty carve out the necessary time to cultivate an active research program, especially at teaching institutions? What materials should faculty collect for presentation in their tenure case file? How might faculty manage success in various professional expectations with regard to research, teaching, and service? How might faculty deal with the potential pitfalls of departmental and institutional politics? Check out Tips for Thriving on the Tenure Track.

  • How to Write a Lot: Tips for Increasing Writing Productivity
    Presented by Paul Silvia; Colleen Sinclair, Chair

    As an academic, much of our scholarly survival hinges on being a productive writer, and yet, for many of us, writing often gets placed on a back burner as we contend with what we consider to be more urgent matters. Dr. Paul Silvia discussed tips from his book How to Write a Lot (APA books) on 1) debunking the myths that we use to talk ourselves out of writing, 2) setting writing schedule (and sticking to it), 3) prioritizing writing projects, and 4) developing other tools to help you persist and accomplish writing goals. Visit How to Write a Lot for more information.