Center for Faculty Innovation

Navigating the Academic Chutes and Ladders at JMU: Creating Space for Parents and Caregivers (Online Roundtable)

Tue, 7 Dec 2021 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

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In this roundtable conversation, Dr. Kerry Crawford will share insights from her recently published book “The PhD Parenthood Trap: Caught Between Work and Family in Academia.” Afterwards, the facilitators will lead a conversation around obstacles and barriers participants are facing with respect to academic parenting. Additionally, participants can share about things that have worked well, either in managing parenting and professional responsibilities, or in departmental approaches that provide support.


Faculty participants will make progress towardthese outcomes:

  • Reflecting on how parenting and caregiving interact with faculty careers; and
  • Identifying strategies to maintain balance in work-life continuum.

Our programs are intended for JMU faculty or staff only. If you are a student or administrator and would like to attend, please contact us at

We want this program to be welcoming, accessible, and inclusive for all of our participants. Please describe any considerations (e.g., disability, wellness, cultural, etc.) you want us to know about in the registration survey. You may also reach out to us personally at Tiffany Runion, or (540)568-4858.

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