Invited Scholarly Addresses & Presentations

“Rethinking Faculty Work.” Invited Plenary Speaker at the Council of Independent Colleges’ Provosts’ Conference. Seattle, WA, November 2, 2008.

“Faculty Development for the New Generation of Faculty Members.” Invited speaker with Gary A. Phillips. Council of Independent Colleges’ Provosts’ Conference. Seattle, WA, November 2, 2008.

“Taking a Strategic Approach to Assessing Cultural Change.” Invited speakers at the Iowa State/ National Science Foundation ADVANCE Conference on The New Norm of Faculty Flexibility: Transforming the Culture in Science and Engineering. Iowa State University, Ames, IA, Oct 11, 2008.

“The Changing Professoriate: Trends, Challenges, and Implications for Nurturing a Supportive Academic Workplace.” Invited Keynote Speaker for the Opening Faculty Retreat. Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN, August 22, 2008.

“Rethinking Faculty Work.” Invited speaker to the Hiram College Board of Trustees. Hiram, Ohio, May 9, 2008.

“The Socialization of Future Faculty in a Changing Context: Traditions, Challenges, and Possibilities.” Invited participant and speaker at a Conference on the Future of the Academic Profession. University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, April 25, 2008.

“Preparing to Be a Twenty-First Century Faculty member? What Do I Need to Know?” Invited Talk at the Delta Program for STEM Doctoral Students. University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI,  February 13, 2008.

“Rethinking Faculty Work: Issues and Challenges in Independent Colleges and Universities.” Invited Plenary Address at the Council of Independent Colleges’ Presidents’ Institute. Marco Island, FL, January 6, 2008.

“Preparing the Faculty We Want and Need in Liberal Arts Colleges: The Changing Landscape in Doctoral Education and Faculty Work.” Invited Keynote Address at the Teagle Foundation-sponsored Conference on Preparing Faculty for Liberal Arts Colleges, Lawrence University, October 25, 2007.

“Recruitment, Hiring, Support, and Retention of New Faculty.” Invited Address at Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI, June 5, 2007.

“Doing and Using Evaluation.” Invited Address at the National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation 6th Annual Principal Investigators’ Meeting. Washington, D.C., June 20, 2007.

“Rethinking Faculty Work: Supporting Faculty in a Changing Context.” Invited Address at Drexel University, Philadelphia. Philadelphia, PA. June 17, 2007.

“Faculty of the Future.” Invited Address at the CIC/ALP Fellows Conference entitled “The Public Research University of the Future: Motivating and Sustaining Change.” Madison, WI, April, 2007.

Faculty of the Future.” Invited address to the Consortium of Inter-institutional/Academic Leaders Program Conference, Madison, Wisconsin, April, 2007.

“Creating Effective Learning Communities.” Invited Address at Cornerstone University, Grand Rapids, February, 2007.

Living Lives of Purpose and Meaning: Creating Communities that Connect Faculty and Institutional Goals.” Invited Closing Plenary Address at the Association of American Colleges and Universities’ (AACU) Conference on “Faculty Work and the New Academy: Emerging Challenges and Evolving Roles.” Chicago, November, 2006.

“Faculty Development in the New Academy.” Half-day professional/scholarly workshop at the Association of American Colleges and Universities’ (AACU) Conference on “Faculty Work and the New Academy: Emerging Challenges and Evolving Roles.” Co-Leaders: A. Austin & M. D. Sorcinelli. Chicago, November, 2006.

“Faculty Issues in Higher Education.” Half-day seminar for the Higher Education Management Institute, Vanderbilt University, June, 2006.

Faculty of the Future: Changes and Challenges.” Plenary Address at the American Association of Colleges and Schools of Business (AACSB) Conference on Learning, St. Petersburg, FL, June, 2006.

“Toward a Common Professional Identity: What the Research Tells Us.” Keynote Address for the Associated New American Colleges Summer Institute, Drury University, Missouri, June 17, 2005.

“The Original Land-Grant University: MSU in Transition.” State History Conference of the Historical Society of Michigan, East Lansing, MI , September 24, 2005.

“Diffusion of Innovation: Continuing the Revolution in Science Education.” Keynote Address for a meeting of about 100 scientists involved in the FIRST II Project National Meetings, May, 2005. Kellogg Biological Station. FIRST is a nationally funded project that focuses on active, inquiry-based science teaching and other reforms in science teaching.

“Helping New Faculty Succeed: Strategies for Department Chairs and Established Faculty to Use in Supporting Early Career Colleagues” and “Paths to the Professoriate: Enriching the Preparation of Future Faculty.” Invited Addresses, University of Nebraska, February, 2005.

“Perspectives on Changing Faculty Careers: Enhancing Meaningfulness and Excellence in Faculty Work.” Faculty Talk for HALE Information Day, October, 2004.

“Using Classroom Assessment Techniques to Improve Teaching and Learning.” Invited half-day workshop at Kettering University. May, 2003.

Challenges and Experiences of New Faculty and Implications for Department Chairs.” Invited workshop for Department Chairs at Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, Michigan, October, 2002.

Paradise Almost Lost but Re-envisioned: The Challenge of Preparing and Supporting the Faculty of the Future.” Invited Keynote Address at the Lilly-North National Teaching Conference, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan, October, 2002.

Using Classroom Assessment Tools to Improve Teaching and Learning.” Invited Workshop for the Opening Faculty Retreat at the University of Michigan–Flint, Michigan, September, 2002.

Focusing on Early Career Faculty: Research Findings and Implications for Recruitment, Support, and Retention of New Faculty.” Invited Address to the 26 Provosts of institutions in the North Carolina State System of Higher Education, Greensville, North Carolina, April, 2002.

“Preparing Doctoral students for the Future: Challenges in Graduate Education.” Invited talk to the Chancellor and Deans of Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, January, 2002.

“Preparing for the Future: The Development of Graduate Students as Future Faculty and Professionals.” Invited Address at the Annual Conference for Teaching Assistants, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, January, 2002.

“Attracting and Supporting New Faculty,” Invited seminar for Provosts in the North Carolina Higher Education System, Raleigh, North Carolina, April 2002.

Preparing for the Future: The Development of Graduate Students as Future Faculty and Professionals.” Invited Keynote Address at Graduate Student Conference at Vanderbilt University, January, 2002.

“Early Career Faculty:  Experiences, Challenges, and Support Strategies.”  Invited address to Faculty of the College of Human Resources and Education, Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg, Virginia, August, 2001.

“Approaches to Program Evaluation of Institutional Faculty Development Efforts.”  Training workshop for the Collaboration for the Advancement of College Teaching and Learning, Minneapolis, Minnesota, May, 2001.

“Living the Academic Life:  Challenges of Changing Career Stages, Contexts, and Expectations.”  Invited keynote address at the University of Akron, Akron, Ohio, April, 2001.

Austin, A. E., Sorcinelli, M. D., &  Trower, C. “Paradise Lost: How the Academy Converts Enthusiastic Recruits into Early Career Doubters.” Major invited presentation at the American Association of Higher Education Forum on Faculty Roles and Rewards, Tampa, Florida, February, 2001.

Austin, A. E., Nyquist, J. D., & Wulff, D. H. “Overview of Recent National Surveys and Studies on the Graduate Experience.” Invited symposium presentation at the Re-envisioning the Ph.D. Conference, Seattle, Washington, April, 2000.

“The Development of Graduate Students as Teaching Scholars.” Invited presentation at Peabody College, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, April, 2000.

“Transformation in Higher Education in South Africa: Issues, Challenges, and Changes.” Invited presentation in the African Studies Center Lunch Series, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, February, 1999.

“International Partnerships for Professional Development: Questions, Considerations, and Approaches.” Invited paper presented at the Conference on Academic Partnerships with South Africans for Mutual Capacity Building, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, October, 1998.

“Teaching Portfolios: Professional Development for Adult Educators.” Presentation to the Educators’ Network for Andragogy for Building Learning Excellence (ENABLE), Wayne County Regional Educational Service Agency, November, 1996.

“Faculty Collaboration: Strategies for Interdisciplinary Course Development.” Seminar presented at the Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, January, 1995.

Austin, A. E., Upcraft, L., & Weimer, M.  “Improving College Teaching through Faculty Development Strategies.”  Invited symposium presentation for the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Conference on Advancing Teaching.  State College, Pennsylvania, March, 1995.

Austin, A. E. & Moore, K. M.  “Beyond Rhetoric to Action:  Realigning Universities to Better Serve Society.”  Invited colloquium at the University of Indiana College of Education.  Bloomington, Indiana, February, 1995.

“Teaching for Understanding.” Invited keynote talk at the Opening Faculty Retreat, Charles S. Mott Community College.  Flint, Michigan, September, 1994.

Invited speaker at the American Council of Education Annual Meeting.  Symposium presentation in a session entitled “Rebuilding Community:  Faculty and Administrative Development,” Washington, D.C.  February, 1994.

“Lessons Regarding Junior Faculty.”  Invited plenary speaker at the Lilly Endowment’s National Teaching Fellows Conference.  Indianapolis, Indiana, November, 1993.

“Collaborative Strategies for Faculty Renewal.”  Invited leader/presenter for one of the Council of Independent Colleges’ (CIC) Annual Faculty Institutes, Omaha, Nebraska, June, 1993.

Invited speaker at a symposium on “The Future of Higher Education in Michigan.”  This symposium was sponsored by Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, Michigan, April, 1993.

“Faculty Collaboration:  Enhancing the Quality of Scholarship and Teaching.”  Invited plenary address at the Twelfth Annual Lilly Conference on College Teaching held at Miami University of Ohio, Oxford, Ohio, November, 1992.

Invited presenter in a panel entitled “Toward a New Collegiality:  Issues for the Profession.”  This panel was held at a conference called “Toward a New Collegiality” sponsored by the Lilly Endowment Inc. and the Consortium for the Advancement of Private Higher Education, Indianapolis, Indiana, October, 1992.

Invited speaker and participant at a conference sponsored by The National Faculty Exchange entitled “Faculty Issues in the ’90s:  Moving into a New Century,”  San Diego, California, November, 1990.

“Supporting Faculty Vitality:  An Organizational Perspective” and “Sustaining Faculty Vitality:  A Multi-Level Approach.”  Formal presentations to the administrative team and to the faculty at The School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, November, 1990.

“How Faculty in a Liberal Arts College Effectively Communicate Liberal Arts Goals and Values.”  Address to the faculty of the College of the Ozarks, Point Lookout, Missouri, August, 1990.

Commencement Address entitled “Using One’s Individuality to Build Community,” Brescia College, Owensboro, Kentucky, May, 1989.

“Promoting Faculty Vitality:  Individual and Institutional Perspectives.”  Keynote address at the Bush Faculty Development Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, February, 1989.

“Preliminary Findings from the Academic Workplace Study.”  Presentation at the Presidents’ Institute held by the Council of Independent Colleges, San Diego, California, January, 1988.

“The Academic Workplace:  New Demands, Heightened Tensions.”  Keynote presentation at the Southern Conference of Deans of Faculties and Academic Vice Presidents, New Orleans, Louisiana, December, 1985.

“Faculty and Their Work:  The Intrinsic Reward System.”  Presentation at three regional Faculty Institutes held by the Council of Independent Colleges, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Atlanta, Georgia; Hartford, Connecticut, June, 1985.