September 7-8, 2016 Southern Region Academic Programs and Experiment Station Directors Joint Meeting

September 7 – 8, 2016

Embassy Suites, Atlanta Airport, Atlanta, GA


Time Topic – Presenter
Wednesday, September 7
1:00 Welcome and Introductions – Ian Maw, Vice President, Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resources, APLU
1:15 Role of non-tenure track faculty in teaching and research; undergraduate and graduate courses, undergraduate and graduate student advising, split appointments, interactions with tenure track faculty, undergraduate and graduate student feedback, evaluation and promotion opportunities, etc. – Elaine Turner, University of Florida, and John Russin, LSU AgCenter
2:45 Break
3:15 Ensuring diversity throughout the college; undergraduate & graduate students, postdocs, faculty, and administration; faculty, staff and student training in inclusion, micro-aggressions, unintended bias, etc. – Scott Willard, Mississippi State University, and Jackie Burns, University of Florida
5:00 Adjourn for the day
5:30 Reception – hotel atrium

Dinner – on your own

Thursday, September 8
6:30 Breakfast – hotel atrium
8:30 Onboarding new faculty into joint appointments; teaching/research or research/ teaching, best practices for ensuring success in R&T joint appointments, etc. – Cynda Clary, Oklahoma State University, and Bill Brown, University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture

10:00 Break
10:30 Undergraduate and graduate student professional development and training for careers and as the next generation of faculty; teaching and research experiences, coursework on teaching and mentoring, extracurricular professional development and enrichment opportunities (ie participating in conferences, study abroad, internships, etc), conflicts with dissertation research time, etc. – Susan Sumner, Virginia Tech, and Bob Godfrey, University of the Virgin Islands/

12:00 Adjourn