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Be a Better Educator with the ADEA/AAL Compass Program for Academic Advancement

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Becoming a great teacher is not enough to guarantee success in academia; you also need to master a variety of other skills, such as conducting research, writing grant applications, and publishing articles and reports, while pursuing career goals.

With this in mind, ADEA and AAL present the ADEA/AAL Compass Program for Academic Advancement: a series of four independent modules designed to provide early- to mid-career faculty with guidance and understanding about these areas critical to academic success. Each module is facilitated by experts in dental education and is designed so that participants leave the program with a tangible product on which they can continue to build. 

On September 26-27, the Compass Career Development module will be presented to help faculty better understand the culture of higher education and how to build a successful academic career. This is an excellent opportunity for faculty who could not attend the ADEA Summer Program for Emerging Academic Leaders. The curriculum includes:

  • Understanding the culture of higher education
  • Decision making, power structures, and political influence
  • Institutional values and how they influence rewards
  • Work-life balance and coping with academic pressures
  • Function, structure, and content of an academic portfolio
  • Ways to improve your CV content and style
  • Expectations in performance evaluations
  • Negotiating and working with chairs and administrators
  • Overcoming conflicts and competition with peers

The tuition for each module is $995. Discounts are available for groups of faculty, those who register for multiple modules, and those who have previously attended AAL programs. Each course is held at AAL’s training center in Atlanta, Georgia.

Details about each module, including dates, testimonials and registration links are available on the AAL website.

For questions, contact AAL Vice President George Weinstein at gweinstein@aalgroup.org or 404-350-2098.

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