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Conference Schedule

*Schedule is subject to change and will be updated online.

Thursday, June 29, 2023

12-1 p.m.

Keynote Speaker

The Future Landscape for Contingent Faculty

Adrianna Kezar, PhD

Free and open to all WVU community members.

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1:15-2:15 p.m.

Advocacy Panel Presentation

Flying Without a Net: Research and Activism without the Protection of Tenure
  • Dean College: Liz Faber, PhD
  • Virginia Commonwealth University: Rebecca Gibson, PhD
  • University of Maryland-Baltimore: Isabell C May, PhD
  • James Wright, MFA
  • Manhattanville College: Tosha Taylor, PhD

2:30-3:30 p.m.

Teaching to Transgress Roundtable Discussion

Teaching Against the Grain: A Conversation Facilitated by Elizabeth Chiang

Rochester Institute of Technology: Elizabeth Chiang

3:45-4:45 p.m.

Identifying Campus Resources for Change Panel Presentation

Uphill Both Ways: Re-Envisioning Roles and Strategizing Professionalized Leadership for Non-TT Faculty

University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh: Crystal Mueller, PhD; Karl Boehler, PhD


Personal Journeys Panel Presentation

  • Student Success Is Paramount ... But What About Faculty Success?
  • West Virginia University: Jeremy Roberts, PhD
  • Ascending from the Hollers to Reach the Top of the Hill - Pathways to Promotion
  • West Virginia University: H. Wayne Lambert, PhD
  • TAPping into Leadership - A Mostly Encouraging Cultural Journey
  • West Virginia University: Mark Schraf, MS

Friday, June 30, 2023

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Organizing Panel Presentation

Getting to Union Station Off the Track: Challenges and Success in Organizing NTT Faculty

Skidmore College: Peter Murray, PhD; Ruth McAdams, PhD; Eileen Sperry, PhD

12:30-1:30 p.m.

Evaluation and Promotion Panel Presentation

Stuck in the Grotto? Evaluation and Promotion of Non-Tenure-Track Faculty in Communications Disciplines

James Madison University: Annick Dupal, MA, MS; Cynthia Martin, MA; Karen McDonnell, MA

1:45-2:45 p.m.

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Panel Presentation

  • Doing Scholarship on the Non Tenure-Track
  • Western Carolina University: Jessica Cory, MA
  • Encourage Non-tenure Track Faculty Collaborations for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)
  • West Virginia University: Xinyu Zhang, PhD
  • Examining the Constructs of Faculty in Peer-Reviewed Research
  • University of California- Davis: Jennifer Burke Reifman, PhD candidate; Jill Huynh, BS

3-4 p.m.

Advocacy Panel Presentation

Reclaiming Your Own Narrative: Honoring and Advocating for Equitable NTT Labor

University of Wisconsin- La Crosse: Sara Heaser, MA; Olivia Stoltman, MA

4:15-5:15 p.m.

Networking Roundtable Discussion

Networking: Building a Cohort of Peer Evaluators

Virginia Commonwealth University: Simon Okoth, PhD

5:30 p.m.

Virtual Happy Hour

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