In this five-day institute, mid- and late-career faculty are invited to a series of group and one-on-one peer mentoring experiences as well as individual reflection and writing activities to review their achievements, identify the central themes of their careers, and map out their future career trajectories. Participants do so by writing and revising a portfolio that describes their central career achievements and places them into a larger context of their career values and goals. All participants will work with a trained colleague who has previously participated in the JMU Academic Portfolio Institute. Review and Renew Your Career Institute was formerly known as Academic Portfolio Institute. 

This institute is for faculty who have attained tenure or who are in renewable term or part-time teaching contracts with six or more years at JMU.

The portfolio process is based on the widely recognized model developed by Peter Seldin and Beth Miller (2009) in The Academic Portfolio (Jossey-Bass). 

Lead Facilitator: Andreas Broscheid, Ph.D., Center for Faculty Innovation and Political Science.

Apply to Review and Renew Your Career Institute

Review and Renew Your Career Institute is offered as a summer institute. Check back here during the spring semester for application information.

Click here for a PDF preview of the application.

Faculty participants will make progress toward these career planning outcomes:
  • Appreciating the place and purpose of comprehensive career planning in academic careers,
  • Creating a comprehensive career plan with a meaningful, measurable goals for professional advancement,
  • Identifying and implementing effective strategies for career advancement,
  • Achieving self-defined career milestones,
  • Applying best practices of performance documentation to career advancement.

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