CSCL Mid-Career Workshop: Empowering Women in the Learning Sciences

For 2019 – New Format, New Mission
Date: Tuesday morning, 18th June, 2019, 9 AM – 11:45 (Lunch on your own)

  • The 2019 Mid-Career Workshop has refocused its conference-related activities to serve as community-building opportunity for those who have achieved tenure or a related professional milestone (e.g., learning scientists with positions in industry, non-profits, museums, and other learning-oriented organizations).
  • Organized and facilitated by senior scholars, this pre-conference session will cover a diverse array of topics of concern to the mid-career community in parallel break-out sessions of approximately 30 minutes each, Participants can rotate through multiple break-out sessions.
  • And introducing a new initiative: the Mid-Career One-to-One Mentoring Program, a post-conference activity to meet the individual needs of ISLS’s Mid-Career members on an ongoing basis. Sign-up at the workshop.

Organizers and Facilitators:

Workshop Topics for Break-Outs:

The parallel break-outs cover issues mid-career members typically encounter, including the following:

  • navigating post tenure responsibilities and opportunities, balancing work and life
  • identifying and evaluating leadership opportunities and surviving these roles
  • learning to delegate
  • engaging in effective self-promotion
  • managing interpersonal relationships in academia (“Me too” in the academy)/ supporting colleagues and students/ making oneself heard
  • surviving the publication process
  • managing preconceived beliefs about who “belongs” in the community

The specific topics will be tailored to those of greatest concern to the workshop attendees. (See details for submitting below).

How to apply & register:

  1. Register for CSCL 2019 (all workshop participants must register for the full conference).
  2. Register for the Mid-Career Workshop on the conference website. NOTE: There is no additional registration fee for this preconference session.
  3. Send a statement indicating the types of issues and concerns you would like to have discussed. Please send directly to [email protected] no later than May 31, 2019.
  4. Encourage your colleagues to sign up. Mid-career is broadly defined.


If you have any question about attending this workshop, please contact the Chair at the email address shown above.

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